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Developing Editorial Policies

Developing an Editorial Policy for your student publications can be the most important thing you do. Sound editorial policies establish student publications as open forums of student-generated and edited content, which can put you and your students on the right side of the law.

 ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR EDITORIAL POLICY

  • Statement of purpose
  • Mission Statement
  • Colo. Student Free Expression Law
  • Social Media Policies
  • Code of Ethics
  • Letters to the Ed
  • obituaries
  • contact information
  • responding to complaints
  • Copyright & Fair Use
  • Anonymous Sources
  • Advertising
  • Professional Memberships  (JEA, CHSPA, NSPA, Quill & Scroll, etc)
  • Errors 
  • Distribution & Circulation 

FHNTODAY.com’s ed policy is very comprehensive. Check it out: HERE

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