THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

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The Harbinger is affiliated with the National Scholastic Press AssociationThe New England Scholastic Press Association and The Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

CSPA Crown Finalist 2019

NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker 2018

NSPA Online Pacemaker 2018

CSPA Gold Crown (hybrid news) 2018

NSPA All-American rating (print) 2017

NESPA All New England, First Place 2016-2018

Massachusetts Press Association Award for General Excellence 2017

CSPA Gold Medalist 2007-2018

The Harbinger is the official student-publication of news and information published and produced by Algonquin Regional High School students. Algonquin Regional High School is the public high school of the towns of Northborough, MA and Southborough, MA.

The Harbinger has been established as a designated public forum for student editors to inform and educate their readers as well as for the discussion of issues of concern to their audience.The Harbinger is not reviewed or restrained by school officials prior to publication or distribution.

Because school officials do not engage in prior review, and the content of The Harbinger is determined by and reflects only the views of the student staff and not school officials or the school itself, its student editorial board and student staff members assume complete legal liability for the content of the publication.

The expression of opinions by all readers is encouraged through letters to the editor. Letters to the editor may be submitted to [email protected] Letters to editor should not exceed 300 words, must be signed, and must include writer’s email address and phone number for verification. (see additional information about Letters to the editor below)

Concerns about errors published in The Harbinger may be submitted though the adviser or Editors in Chief. Staff members will strive to correct errors prior to publication; however, if the editorial board determines a significant error is printed, the editorial board will determine the manner and timeliness of a correction. (see additional information about corrections and take down requests below)

Businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in advertising in The Harbinger should contact the editors at [email protected] for rates, policies, and deadlines. Advertising that appears in The Harbinger is not necessarily endorsed by The Harbinger or its staff members, editorial board or adviser.

Typography and layout is done entirely by The Harbinger staff. The Harbinger is printed by School Paper Express in Wappingers Falls, NY. The Harbinger publishes and distributes approximately 1500 copies eight times a year to the school community and paid subscribers.

 

From The Harbinger Handbook and Policies:

 

Letters to the Editor & Online Comments

  1. Letters to editor will be printed in the opinion section of the newspaper and/or in the Letters to the Editor section online.
  2. Letters to the editor may be submitted to [email protected].
  3. Letters to editor should not exceed 300 words, must be signed with position or year of graduation, and must include the writer’s email address and phone number for verification. Anonymous letters will not be published.
  4. Letters to the editor will be verified by a member of the editorial board to determine the authenticity of the writer.
  5. The editorial board reserves the right to withhold a letter or column or other submission and/or return it for revision if it contains unprotected speech or grammatical errors that could hamper its meaning. The editorial board will not edit or revise Letters to the Editor.
  6. The Harbinger will only publish one letter, per author, per issue.
  7. All letters to the editor become the property of The Harbinger upon receipt and will not be returned to the author.
  8. Online comments are monitored and approved before publication.  Approval is not based on expressed opinion.
  9. No material will be printed (as an online comment or in a letter to the editor) where content is obscene, invasive of others’ privacy, encouraging physical disruption of school activities, and/or implies libel.
  10. Personal attacks are not allowed in Letters to the Editor or Online comments.

 

Corrections Policies (and take-down requests)

  1. Concerns about errors in The Harbinger may be submitted to the Editors in Chief.
  2. The editorial board retains the right to determine whether, in fact, an error has been made.
  3. Staff members will strive to correct errors prior to publication; however, if the editorial board determines a significant error is printed, the editorial board will determine the manner and timeliness of a correction.
  4. Corrections in print will run in the next print issue of The Harbinger on the Editorial page. Corrections with be clearly labeled with reference to the issue, page, and article name.  The error will not be repeated in the correction, but accurate, corrected information will be provided.
  5. Corrections online will be clearly labeled as a note below the corrected article. This note will include the nature of the correction and the date the correction was made.
  6. The Harbinger does not grant take-down requests of published material, whether the request is from the subject of an article, a former staff member, or some other entity. If a story is inaccurate, the editors will look into the matter and, if needed, publish a correction or update in the form of an editor’s note.

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