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Standards for accepting non-staff content

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Blog, Law and Ethics, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments


Standards for non-staff generated content (including student media ads) 


Our publication will not accept advertising content that includes profanity, obscenity or nudity (with the exception of baby pictures for the personal ads). The editors reserve the right to edit all copy for style or to refuse an ad on the basis of its content.

Social media post/question:

What’s your guideline on questionable material in content students submit?


Create guidelines that allow student editors to still maintain some control of the content allowed to others, and to generate and communicate these guidelines clearly to your readers.


When you accept business or personal ads for your yearbook or newspaper, you turn over some content generation privileges, but you maintain the same responsibilities. By creating a clear guideline, which you communicate with your readers, you help to ensure those that submit the content demonstrate some level of journalistic responsibility and understand you, as the editor, still have the final say.











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