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Student Publications Policy

Student Publications Policy

Authority: 
University Advancement
Date enacted or revised: 
December 14, 1995

Official student publications are The Contraband, student newspaper, and Log, student yearbook. Both publications began in 1939 and are not affiliated with an academic department. Staff positions are open to all majors. The content of the publications are protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which ensures freedom of expression. However, the students are obligated to abide by the legal and ethical standards of responsible journalism.

The executive editors are selected by the Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of faculty, students and a member of the professional media, which is under the auspices of the Director of Public Relations. The adviser to student publications is the Director of Media Services.

POLICY:
McNeese State University students are protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which ensures freedom of expression. McNeese student publications provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and exchange ideas while abiding by legal and ethical standards of responsible journalism as a forum of expression. Student publications are accorded the privileges of covering news and gaining access to news from all sources on the McNeese campus.

Accuracy and truth are the main goals of all McNeese State University student publications. In addition, the advisers to student publications adhere to the Code of Ethics of College Media Advisers, Inc.