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Taylor White Website Assistant KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT MEDIA BOARD KSU Student Media KSUSM BYLAWS Student Media Marketing Team PREAMBLE Students, both on and off campus, are protected in their exercise of freedom of expression by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Kennesaw State University officials have a responsibility to ensure maximum freedom of expression to all students. Student media are valuable aids in establishing and maintaining an atmosphere of free and responsible discussion and intellectual exploration on campus. As such, the University must provide sufficient editorial freedom and financial autonomy for student media to maintain their integrity of purpose as vehicles for free expression and free inquiry in an academic environment. Student journalists may report and editorialize about controversial and crucial events in the school, community, nation, and the world. However, the editorial freedom of student editors/general managers comes with the responsibility of observing the legal and ethical parameters of responsible journalism, such as avoiding libel/slander, indecency, undocumented allegations, attacks on personal integrity, and the use of harassment and innuendo. By the authority of the Board of Regents and the president of Kennesaw State University, and on behalf of the University community, the KSU Student Media Board presents these bylaws governing campus student media and the operations of the Student Media Board. SECTION 1-MEDIA BOARD AUTHORITY The Student Media Board of Kennesaw State University receives its authority from the Georgia Board of Regents through the President of the University, the Vice President for Student Success, and The Student Activities and Budget Advisory Committee. SECTION 2-MEDIA BOARD PURPOSE The KSU Student Media Board supervises the non-editorial operation of recognized student media and such other student media as may be established, recognized, financed, contracted and directed by the Student Media Board, which Board is designated the operating and policy-making responsibilities for such student media. The Board is to promote professionalism in the practice of journalism in its publications. For purposes of this document, student media shall be defined as those publications supported directly by appropriations apportioned from student activity fees and published by student staffs. SECTION 3-STUDENT MEDIA A. The Sentinel is a student newspaper with responsibility to the University community; secondarily, it provides opportunity for hands-on newspaper experience. It is published weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters and biweekly during the Summer term. Special issues are published periodically. B. Talon is the KSU student feature magazine. It is published approximately six times a year. C. Share Art & Literary Magazine is published once per academic year and holds coffee houses and open microphone events. D. OWL Radio, KSU’s student run Internet radio station E. The Student Handbook & Planner is primarily an administrative publication and is published once per academic year. F. Other student media which are student run, generated, use student activity fees and University facilities, and accepted/ approved by the Student Media Board, once petitioned. G. The Student Media Board, in order to best serve the University community, must preserve the status as a public forum all student media under its jurisdiction. SECTION 4-THE CHARGE OF THE STUDENT MEDIA BOARD The single charge of the Student Media Board is to assure, on behalf of the University, the highest quality of publications under its direction for the entire University community. This charge implies these general powers and responsibilities: A. Recommending sound editorial policies and establishing, implementing and monitoring sound fiscal, production and personnel policies

KSU Student Media Board Bylaws

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