Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

CONTACT

The Parthenon, Marshall University’s student newspaper, is published in print by students on Wednesdays, with content added online daily during the regular semester and weekly during the summer. The editorial staff is responsible for all news and editorial content. 

CONTACT

109 Communications Building, Marshall University

One John Marshall Drive

Huntington, WV 25755

[email protected]

 

Executive Editor, Tyler Spence | [email protected]

Managing Editor, Evan Green | [email protected]

Sports Editor, Chayce Matheny | [email protected]

Copy Editor, Rafael Alfonso | [email protected]

News Editor, Conner Woodruff | [email protected]

Features and Cultures Editor, Victoria Ware | [email protected]

Newsletter Editor, Alaina Laster | [email protected]

Social Media Manager, Abby Hanlon | [email protected]

Photo Editor, Shauntelle Thompson | [email protected]

Faculty Adviser, Charlie Bowen | [email protected]

 

CORRECTIONS

Factual errors appearing in The Parthenon should be reported to the editor immediately following publication. Corrections the editor deems necessary will be printed or fixed online as soon as possible following the error. Corrections will be explained at the bottom of the article online with the error and printed on page 8 of the weekly paper.

STAFF GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

Quotations – Everything within a quotation should be the direct words of the person who said them. If a quote uses improper grammar, it should be paraphrased and not “cleaned up.” The writer should, of course, omit extraneous syllables like “um” and may judiciously delete false starts. In every case, the writer and editor must both be satisfied that the intent of the subject has been preserved.

Corrections – The Parthenon should be quick to make factual corrections when necessary, and when reported should be investigated and corrected immediately when deemed necessary by both a reporter and editor.
Anonymous Sources – The use of unidentified sources is reserved for situations in which the newspaper could not otherwise print information it considers newsworthy and reliable. When possible, the reporter and editor should discuss any promise of anonymity before it is made, or before the reporting begins on a story that may result in such a commitment.

Conflicts of Interest – All staff members must be vigilant in avoiding the appearance of a conflict of interest. Any potential for an apparent conflict of interests must discuss the situation with the Executive Editor and Faculty Adviser. In some cases, disclosure is enough, but if the problem is considered serious the staff member may have to withdraw from certain areas of coverage. In all cases, The Parthenon depends on staff members to disclose potential problems in a timely fashion so that we can work together to prevent embarrassment for staff members and The Pantheon. Employees of The Parthenon are entitled to their personal opinion on national and campus issues, however, it is highly discouraged to publicly campaign or promote these issues – on social media or in dealings with those outside of close friends and family. Doing so can damage the impartiality of The Parthenon and may require reassignment to a different beat or recusal from coverage of certain issues.

Fairness and Impartiality – All writers for The Parthenon should present facts with impartiality and neutrality, presenting other viewpoints and sides to a story when they exist.

Confidentiality of Non-Public Information – Staff members of The Parthenon may have knowledge of information not yet public. Disclosure of this information is not permitted among non-staff members. Any ongoing investigations are confidential and publishing or sharing this information is not permitted.

Gifts – Staff members should not accept gifts from any organization, campus or otherwise, that has been or may be covered by The Parthenon, with the exception of trinkets of nominal value of less than $25. Staff members may accept any gifts or discounts available to the general public.

Using Press Pass – Press passes and other Parthenon-related identification should only be used for official business purposes. Staff should not use their association with The Parthenon for any status, offerings or special treatment they would receive otherwise.

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