Post Publishing Board

Charge and Membership

The role of the Post Publishing Board is to assist The Post in its efforts to help meet the university community's communication needs and to provide maximum opportunity for educational journalistic experience. The Board appoints the editor of The Post. The Board approves the annual budget and supervises financial procedures and operations with help from the Ohio University Business Service Center. The Board hears student and reader complaints not satisfactorily handled by the editor or director of student media. 

Recognizing the desirability and necessity of a free press on the Ohio University campus, the Board does not approve Post editorial or advertising content. It acknowledges its responsibility regarding the content of The Post is advisory and includes the following:

  • consulting with The Post editors in the development of a set of specific written internal policies which will serve as guidelines for making day-to-day editorial decisions and as orientation for new staff personnel;
  • consulting with the editors to assure such policies are followed consistently;
  • consulting with the editors to assure that personnel understand and abide by such generally accepted ethical responsibilities as those stated in the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists;
  • consulting with the editors to assure maximum factual accuracy in The Post; providing periodic critiques of both general journalistic quality and specific content of The Post; and making suggestions for additional coverage.
  • Reporting print edition pickup rates, web statistics and analytics and the content calendar to the publishing board each month.

The Board will partner with the Director of Student Media to ensure the financial future and stability of the Post, as well as provide experiential learning opportunities and professional development for students.

As a university standing committee, the Board reports to the University Provost.

Composition

Faculty
4 Faculty – Two of the four faculty representatives will be faculty from the Scripps School of Journalism.
Students
2 Undergraduate Students – One student At-Large; one student from Journalism.
1 Graduate Student – At-Large
Administrative
2 Administrators and 2 Ex-officio – The Editor of The Post (student) and a representative of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs will serve as non-voting ex-officio members.
Community
2 Community Members – One of the two community representatives will be a member of The Post Alumni Society.

Committee Roster

Administrators

Adam Bjorlin
bjorlin@ohio.edu
Admissions Advisor

Kevin Smith
smithk7@ohio.edu
Executive Director, Kiplinger Program

Ex-Officio, Non-voting

Andrea Lewis
lewisa3@ohio.edu
Director of Student Media, E W Scripps School of Journalism

Faculty

Jeff Anderson
andersoj@ohio.edu
College of Business

Gary Kirksey
kirksey@ohio.edu

Victoria LaPoe
lapoe@ohio.edu
Scripps

Mark Turner
turnerm4@ohio.edu

Undergraduate Students

Kylie Christa
kc573020@ohio.edu

All University committees follow the academic-year calendar.

All students serve one-year terms. Faculty, administrators, and staff generally serve three-year terms. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.