Free Press Online

Online Policy

“Free State Journalism is an open forum for the students of Free State High School. We accept criticism and are open to public commentary for the sake of improving our coverage of our student body.

Takedown Policy Flowchart

Are we going to block people, if so, in what situations?
• Block spam accounts
• Block accounts who have made repeated threats against the mental or physical well-being of students or members of our school community
• No student will be blocked indefinitely. The amount of time a user is blocked will vary based on severity and will be determined by the Editorial Board.
• The Editorial Board will communicate with the user in question in the event that they are blocked.

Are we going to take down comments/disable commenting, if so, in what situations?
• Disable comments on posts that have been spammed
• Remove comments that are threats against the mental or physical well-being of students or members of our school community, disable commenting on posts where this is a repeated issue.
• Comments may be disabled when deemed appropriate by the Editorial Board, i.e. out of respect for those mourning the death of a loved one.
• In the event that comments are disabled, an Editor’s note will be posted to explain the Editorial Board’s reasoning.”

Commenting:

Comments must be approved by an Online Editor in Chief. Comments containing inappropriate content or language will not be approved. Comments advertising a product, service, etc. will also not be approved. Comments containing personal information, phone numbers, email addresses, etc., will not be approved.

 

Content Publishing:

Content must be approved by at least two editors before being published, one of which must be an Online Editor in Chief editor. Photos going along with content must be taken by a staffer or student who has consented to the use of their work; photos can not be taken off of the Internet unless otherwise stated by an Online Editor in Chief. Content not containing a photo will not be categorized under Top Stories.

 

Copyright:

All works on fsfreepressonline.com are subject to copyright law and are property of the Free Press.

 

Opinions:

The opinions expressed on fsfreepressonline.com do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Free Press, the administration or Free State High School.

 

Questions:

Any questions about the Free Press or content on fsfreepressonline.com can be sent to [email protected]

 

User Content Submission:

User content submitted for online publishing must be emailed to [email protected] Content submitted by users must be written in a professional manner and is subject to the editing of grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Specifics and personal information included may be removed if it is deemed a breach of privacy or harmful to someone’s well-being. User content will never be edited to alter the intended opinion, meaning or message of the author. Submissions deemed inappropriate in any way will not be posted to the Free Press website.

Letter to the Editor Submission:

Letters to the Editor submitted for online publishing must be emailed to [email protected] Letters submitted by users must be written in a professional manner and is subject to the editing of grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Specifics and personal information included may be removed if it is deemed a breach of privacy or harmful to someone’s well-being. Letters will never be edited to alter the intended opinion, meaning or message of the author. Submissions deemed inappropriate in any way will not be posted to the Free Press website. Letters may be submitted via this form or hand delivered to room 201. There is no way to save your work on this form and come back. To avoid a loss of information it is best to type letter to the editor separately and then copy and paste in to this form.
The opinions expressed in letters to the editor and in guest writings are not necessarily those of the Free Press staff, the Lawrence Free State High School administration, or that of USD 497, Lawrence, Kan.

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