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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, and the student media sales internship manager representing The Post. The Board approves the annual budget and supervises financial procedures and operations with help from Cutler Business Services. The Board hears student and reader complaints not satisfactorily handled by the editor or internship coordinator. 

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, Sigma Delta Chi;
•    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.

To ensure the financial future and stability of the Post and to provide experiential learning opportunities for students, the Board will advise and hold the Student Media Internship Manager accountable on the following:
•    Maintaining consistent contact and customer satisfaction with advertisers and other potential Post clients
•    Creating new revenue generating opportunities
•    Aligning efforts with other experiential learning opportunities at the university which could include the College of Business, the Schey Sales Center, and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio University
•    Building partnerships with other student and professional media on and near campus toward creating better advertising and customer building solutions
•    Meeting regularly with the student editor to maintain a content calendar.
•    Meeting regularly with student media sales interns to coordinate outreach, client and community support efforts
•    Reporting financials and revenue generating efforts to the publishing board each month.


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

Composition

Faculty
4 Voting: 2 At Large; 2 from Scripps School of Journalism
Students
3 Voting: 1 Graduate; 3 Undergraduate, one of whom is Editor of The Post
Administrative
3 Voting: 2 At Large; 1 Appointed by Vice President for Student Affairs
Classified
1 Voting: At Large
Community
1 Voting

Total
12 Voting

Committee Roster

Faculty

Jeff Anderson
andersoj@ohio.edu
College of Business

Victoria LaPoe
lapoe@ohio.edu
Scripps

Hans Meyer
meyerh@ohio.edu
Associate Professor, Journalism

Jason White
whitej4@ohio.edu
Clinical Professor

Administrators

Chelsa Morahan
morahan@ohio.edu
Assistant Director, Patron Services
Event Services

Wendy Rogers
rogersw@ohio.edu
First-Year Programming Coordinator

Ex-Officio, Voting

Ruth Dudding
rdudding@health.athens.oh.us
Community Member

Lauren Fischer
lf966614@ohio.edu
Editor, The Post

Ex-Officio, Non-voting

Megan Vogel
vogelm@ohio.edu
Student Affairs

Classified Staff

Theresa Meyer
meyert@ohio.edu
Secretary Elect

Graduate Student

Samantha Stewart
ss689013@ohio.edu

Undergraduate Students

Alicia Lundy-Morse
al466615@ohio.edu

Rachael Rhodes
rr75718@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.