Media Board Policy – Student Media Code of Ethics – THE NORTHERN LIGHT POLICIES – Off the Record

August 28, 2013

A reporter should always identify himself/herself as a reporter of the Northern Light to a potential source. If a source tells a reporter that certain information is “off the record,” the reporter may not use the information and must get the information from another source. However, every attempt should be made to get the source to go “on the record” since the goal is to attribute all information to the proper sources.