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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, business manager, and assistant business manager of The Post. The Board approves the annual budget, submits it to the Vice President for Student Affairs, and supervises financial procedures and operations. The Board hears complaints not satisfactorily handled by the editor.

Recognizing the desirability and necessity of a free press on the Ohio University campus, the Board acknowledges that its responsibility regarding the content of The Post is advisory and includes:

  • 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.

The Board reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

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

Victoria LaPoe
lapoe@ohio.edu
Scripps
2021

Hans Meyer
meyerh@ohio.edu
Associate Professor, Journalism

Administrators

Chelsa Morahan (2021)
morahan@ohio.edu
Assistant Director, Patron Services
Event Services
Post Publishing Board (2022)

Wendy Rogers (2020)
rogersw@ohio.edu
First-Year Programming Coordinator
Post Publishing Board (2021)

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
Aviation
Treasurer, Classified Senate
Post Publishing Board (2020)

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.