Media Board Policy – Student Media Code of Ethics – THE NORTHERN LIGHT POLICIES – Identification by Race, Ethnicity, Religious, Sexual Orientation, or Other Group Identifiers

August 28, 2013

Race, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation, or other group identifiers should only be used in an article if it is germane, (such as identifying a suspect in a crime where the description would be helpful). Identifying someone by race, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation or other group identifiers, without relevant cause is to be avoided.
Examples of group identifiers are persons with AIDS, physically challenged or hearing impaired. If in doubt, talk to your editor.