The Southfield Jay

Editorial Policy

The Southfield Times formerly published under the name of The Southfield Jay for 63 years. Due to the merger of Southfield High School with Southfield-Lathrup High School, staff members of the paper voted to change the name in honor of the merger.

The staff of The Southfield Times affirms its editorial policies, which are as follows:
The Southfield Times exists as an open forum of public expression. It serves the student body of Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology (Southfield A & T) and will not function as an instrument of any individual.
All information printed in The Times will be factually correct and unbiased in content. It will not knowingly be published if it is injurious to a person’s reputation or constitutes libel.
The Times will strive to present the widest possible scope of information dealing with Southfield A & T while ensuring that articles are of interest to a significant segment of the student population.
The Times will publish both brief and in-depth features highlighting positive and negative areas relating to Southfield A & T, in hopes of enhancing the readers’ understanding of important and timely issues and events.
The opinions expressed in unsigned editorials are those of the paper’s staff and not necessarily those of the school administrators or The Board of Education. Signed opinion pieces represent the opinion of the writer.
Editorials in The Times will be a forum for honest opinion and will not be influenced by any outside powers, including the faculty or the administration.
Letters to the editor are encouraged and will be published as space provides. They must be signed and must abide by the same stated standards regarding other Times articles.
Many of the articles that appear in this publication also appear in some form on, our digital sister publication. The same policies on factual correctness and unbiased reporting of news also apply to our website.

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Editorial Policy