Policies on comments

Dec. 15, 2010

There is no industry standard when it comes to how news organizations handle reader comments on their websites. But they all assert that the responsibility for what's being said online rests with the comment author — a radical departure from the print world. Below are links to the policies from a sampling of news organizations.

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Coverage of arming teachers

Over that last eight years, interest in arming teachers with guns is the result of school shootings. News coverage and Google searches reflect these trends. 

'Sunshine Week' comes to DC

The Society of Professional Journalists is hosting "Sunshine Week" from March 11-17 in the District. The initiative promotes open government and the importance of journalists' access to information. You'll find highlights of the schedule here.

Polk Awards announced

Three news outlets won George Polk Awards for Journalism for the first time: BuzzFeed, VICE News and The Intercept were among 17 winners announced last week at the National Press Club in advance of an awards luncheon in April in New York. You can read about the awards and how The New York Times and Washington Post reporters given a special award got their story.