Effective Date of Policy:
August 18, 2022
The Insight is the online student newspaper of Daemen University, acting as a channel of communication among administrators, faculty, and students and, as such, has a right to information pertinent to the University community. As a member of the press and a member of the higher education community, a university newspaper is responsible for:
- Intellectual inquiry and consideration, the study of facts, and the analysis of action.
- Full presentation of facts as they occur, subject only to legal restrictions relating to libel, and ethical questions relating to methods of news gathering and premature disclosure.
- Vigorous advocacy and criticism based on intellectual query and fact, subject to rebuttal through letters or columns.
Therefore, it is the policy of the Insight to accept these responsibilities in a professional manner. The content and direction of the Insight are determined by the majority of the editorial staff, acting as a responsible unit. The editorial staff consists of the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor, the Business Manager, and the various Associate Editors appointed by the Editor. As an independent institution, Daemen University is legally regarded as the publisher of the Insight. Consequently, the University is liable for everything which appears in the pages of the Insight, as well as for the responsible conduct of the editorial staff. The advisor to the Insight, appointed by the University administration, acts as an advisor to the Editor in carrying out editorial policy. The advisor examines all articles submitted and has the power to prevent all statements of a potentially libelous nature from being published.
Letters submitted to the Editor must bear the signature of those responsible for the content. Letters concerning a specific issue will be printed in direct proportion to the number of opinions submitted pro and con. All letters are subject to editing by the editorial staff. The editorial staff maintains the right to withhold the name of the writer upon request.
Purpose of Policy
To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen University Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.
This policy’s virtual location is in the Residential Living Policies section (Section 4) of the Student Handbook – https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-5-general-university-policies.