The Chief

Editorial Policy

The Chief’s mission

The Chief, the online student newspaper of Massapequa High School, is an open forum to discuss the student body’s issues and concern. Opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the editorial staff, school board, administration, sponsors, parents, student body or advertisers.

The Editorial Board, which consists of the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, copy editors and editorial assistants will determine the content of The Chief Online.

Members of The Chief will make every effort to publish following the legal definitions of libel, obscenity and invasion of privacy. Consistent with the first amendment of the United States Constitution, the staff also will refrain from printing material that may incite students, be a violation of the MHS Student Code of Conduct or disrupt school operations.

The adviser of The Chief will supervise production and offer advice and instruction to help the staff meet professional standards of online journalism.

Editorial guidelines

The staff of The Chief welcomes and encourages submitted letters, stories, cartoons and/or any other student feedback to the editor. Please send all submissions to [email protected]. Letters sent by email may need to be verified by student signature before publishing.

The following rules apply to all letters to the editor and user comments:

All accepted material will be printed as is except in the case of obscenities, libelous material, length and/or personal attack. The Chief has the right to deny publication of any editorial, column, review or comment.
Grammatical and/or spelling corrections will be made; however, the content will not be altered.

All columns, reviews or commentary are strictly the opinion of the writer and may not represent opinions held by the school board, administration, sponsors, parents, student body or advertisers. However, all editorials reflect the viewpoint of The Chief editorial board.

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Editorial Policy