Logan Aimone, MJE //
University High School, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Source: Robert Greenman
&ROLESof the school newspaper
1To present news and other
information as completely as
possible within the limitations
of the newspaper’s size and
2To help readers understand
issues, situations, events, rules
and changes. To prove the
falseness or truth of rumors.
To place things in perspective.
TO SERVE AS A FORUM
3To present information, thoughts,
opinions, suggestions, complaints
and points of view from school and
community members in letters and
columns, and in news and features,
and to present the newspaper’s
opinion in its editorials.
TO REPORT CONFLICTS
4To present accurately and fairly
situations in which there are
differences of opinion.
TO SERVE AS A GADFLY,
A WATCHDOG & A CRITIC
5To prod people and organizations
to action; to be a monitor for the
public good; to help the school and
those who learn and work in it by
being critical of what the paper
thinks is wrong. (And praise, too!)
TO BE THE STUDENTS’
6To support and show care for
students’ interests and rights;
to speak up for students when
they cannot speak for themselves.
And to do so fairly and decently.
TO HELP STUDENTS COPE
WITH SCHOOL AND
7To publish announcements, articles,
columns, editorials and letters that
help students with issues relating
to their educational, social and
TO ENCOURAGE AND
SUPPORT A SENSE
8To serve as a uniting force among
the school’s varied groups by
promoting interaction, school
tradition, school spirit and a sense
TO OFFER STUDENTS AN
9To serve as a place for virtually
every kind of nonfiction writing.
To provide a place for students who
want to help by contributing talents
and time in areas besides writing.