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