Editorial Communications

Type: 
Policy
Category: 
Institutional Integrity
Governance Council: 
College Council
Contact Email: 
Responsible Executive Authority: 
College President
Purpose: 

Free inquiry and expression are indispensable to the pursuit of educational and vocational goals. Media broadcasts must, however, adhere to the canons of responsible journalism. The purpose of this policy is to delineate how editorial comments will state that opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the College or its staff and students.

Narrative: 

College-operated radio or television stations shall be free from censorship and advanced approval of content. This editorial freedom entails a corollary obligation under the canons of responsible journalism and applicable regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.

All college published and financed communications in which editorial comment is included shall explicitly state on the editorial page or in broadcast that the opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the college, employees, the student government, or the student body.

Date Adopted: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Date Last Reviewed: 
Monday, September 1, 2003