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  • Does anyone know what would be a good school to look at who has their own SGA press or paper?

    Does anyone know what would be a good school to look at who has their own SGA press or paper?
     

     

  • How can we improve poor relationships between Student Government and the student press?

    How can we improve poor relationships between Student Government and the student press?
     

     

  • How do you deal with a negative campus press that is not credible?

    We here in SG need a little advice. I have been meaning to e-mail you asking a question about how to deal with our school newspaper. Then an article was published today in our newspaper that is a prime example of our problem.

    Here's the deal. The paper is not the most credible source for information. However, they are all over campus and when someone is bored in class they will and do read the paper. Now obviously we at SG try to use the paper because it is a great resource in getting our name and our work known to the student body. But they continually bad mouth us although we never do in return. We have tried multiple ways to communicate with them differently and have had multiple reporters cover our events. Currently, we have someone who had applied for an SG position but got rejected. I think she is slightly bitter. In today's paper there was an editorial on how SG gets paid too much. I am sure you can figure out the approach they took. While no names are mentioned, through deductive reasoning, I think it's our current writer.

    So what do we do? It's so frustrating because we have to use them to get our name out there and they can be an incredible resource but at the same time they can be so negative for out organization. Do you have any suggestions or clever ideas on how to deal with them? Anything would be helpful.
     

     

  • Is it a conflict of interest for a student government president to also be a staff member of the student newspaper?

    Is it a conflict of interest for a student government president to also be a staff member of the student newspaper?
     

     

  • What can we do about bad relations with our campus newspaper?

    My campus newspaper absolutely hates Student Government. Everything we do is presented in a horrible way. They misquote us, misrepresent us, and belittle our efforts. What can I do?
     

     

  • What is an "alternative" campus newspaper?

    While browsing the ASGA website, i found a term under the 'What Will Your SG Learn?' tab...the term was 'alternative' paper. I am curious what this is referring to.
     

     

  • What is the best way for Student Government to fund the campus media?

    We would like to find out from other college’s how they allocate funds to their school paper. Currently we approve a budget once a year and do nothing further. Recently we have found out that production levels have decreased by half, the staff is cut back and other issues. We are wondering where the money has gone and what it is going towards.

    I have heard other schools have their paper request funds throughout the year. For example, when they want to increase production levels.

    Do you know where we can find this information? We would like to make some changes and are concerned with how these student funds are used and the decision process made by the newspaper staff.

    The paper does have a Publications Board and we are looking at alternative ways of funding. They do not want to go through the college for funding and would like to take us out of the equation. We would like to do that as well as every time the paper does not get what they requested we are accused of exactly what you referred to below. So, we are looking at what other schools do. For example, do some allocate a % of the student fees to the paper? We currently have a budget submitted in Spring term, approved and funds are transferred to the paper. After that, nothing more takes place for another year.

    I think your suggestion of a per term budget may be more feasible as it really is not the responsibility of the Advisor of the paper to run the program but the students. This creates all sorts of problems when there is not any sort of accountability such as having a rate card, establishing production levels, etc. It is just up to the EIC. We have recently had a change in the Editor in Chief and have found a lot of differences in what the budget was allocated for last year and what has been changed.

    Any further insight that you have would be very helpful to us in figuring out the best way to take our student government out of the funding for the paper.