The Sting

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The Sting is Roswell High School’s student-run newspaper, established in 1955.

POLICIES

COMMENTS

The Sting is a student-run publication, intended to bring news to the entire Roswell High School community and beyond. We encourage your comments and opinions on the stories posted on the Sting. In order to keep the discussions aligned with the mission of the school and student publications, please follow the following guidelines.

  • Each public posting represents RHS and is subject to the rules found in the Student Handbook.
  • Different viewpoints and opinions are welcome, but comments must demonstrate respect. Profanity, insults, and language demonstrating intolerance are unacceptable.
  • Each comment is subject to review by a moderator on the Sting. Comments are not posted immediately—they are reviewed for defamation, profanity, or libel. Not all comments are published.
  • Please keep comments brief. If you would like to give your opinion at length, we encourage you to submit a guest commentary or letter to the editor at [email protected].
  • The Sting does not permit anonymous comments; a username must be submitted. All comment postings require a verified email address. Email addresses will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The Sting is on Twitter and Instagram (@theroswellsting). The Director of Business, Social Media Managers, and other Sting staffers manage the social media accounts in consultation with the adviser. Members of the Roswell community are encouraged to follow us on social media for online posting and discussion of student news.

Social media reporting is often fast-paced, but our editors do their best to ensure that posted content is accurate and verified. Any inaccurate information will be corrected, with corrections acknowledged. Social media participants must remember that anything posted in response to the Sting social media is public and reflects on both our publication and our school. Social media replies and comments will be screened for defamation, profanity, or libel.

BYLINES

Bylines include the name of the lead reporter on the story. Additional contributors are credited as authors on each post, but attribution may not appear in the online byline. Graphics, photos, art and illustrations, and all other creative work will be given attribution.

UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS  

At times, online stories will be updated as new information surfaces. Verified inaccuracies will be corrected. When this occurs, a correction will be published at the bottom of the story with the date of the most recent revision and details of the change.

OPINION AND EDITORIALS

Opinion pieces, including columns, blogs, editorials, and reviews, are labeled as opinion or commentary in the publication. Opinions and viewpoints expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Sting editorial staff or of Roswell High School.

PRIOR REVIEW

The Sting is under prior review by the administration of Roswell High School. Other than the blog section and social medias, all articles are subject to restraint by Dr. Robert Shaw, Principal of RHS. Administration reserves the right to edit, delay, or pull any story that goes out. Information presented on the record during an interview may change prior to the newspaper’s publication. Some information could be damaging to the school if published.

According to the Hazelwood ruling, the Sting staff must comply with Dr. Shaw’s decision. We are working to the standard for best practices set by the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA), and Journalism Education Association (JEA), among others, but in addition will also act in accordance with the Roswell administration.

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