The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, February 01, 2007, Image 2

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Page 2 A STUDENT PUBLICATION O F CARROLL COLLEGE ' - if* SÉ8 T h e P r o s p e c t o r Editors in Chief Jodi Schmitz • Emily Mannex Faculty Advisor • Brent Northup Staff Reporters • Pat Manning • Lauren McDonald • Elizabeth Anderson • Kay Lee Dart • Nikki Skaggs • Evie Eich • Maggie Davis • Valerie Erwin • Alex Woelkers • Jenna Kesler • Laci High • Drew Garrison • Kelsey Bjelland • Katy Heitstuman Interns • Molly Priddy • Maggie McCall • Lisa Potter • Chris Torrens • Malena Cater • Katie Satre Advertising Director • Matt Thomas Photographer • Laurel Citala All students o f a ll majors and years can join the Prospector Staff. I f interested in joining our s ta ff contact editors J o d i Schmitz a n d Emily Mannex a t The Prospector welcomes expressions o f the views o f its readers. Letters must be signed a n d must include the address and telephone number o f the writer. Letters are subject to editing f o r brevity. Letter to the editor Photo policy Clarified Open Letter to the Prospector Editor and Carroll Student Com­ munity: The November Prospector in­ cluded a story lodging a complaint about the use of student photos on the Carroll website. The article as­ serted that posting student photos in publications without student permission was inappropriate. This letter responds to the issue raised in the Prospector. The college’s policy about student photographs is published in the Carroll academic catalog, which is distributed and available to all students. On page 36 of the 2006-07 edition of the catalog, the policy notifies students that the college and its representatives regularly take photographs of students in public areas depicting campus life. The policy goes on to say that the photos may be used in publications, and if a student objects to the use of their image, they should notify the photogra­ pher. If photographs are taken for a specific story about a student or of students in a classroom, Carroll does obtain formal written consent to photograph and publish images by having student “models” sign release forms. In print or on the web, photo­ graphs of student life promote the outstanding character and success­ es of our student body and gradu­ ates. Countless students are pho­ tographed on campus each year, and many of those images make it into print or on the Carroll website, yet complaints from students are virtually non-existent. If a request is made not to use or to remove a photo, the request is honored. Students overwhelmingly ex­ press satisfaction with publication of their photos and request keep­ ing photographs updated on the web. Web sites such as MySpace have changed the way people think about photos on the web. We do not know how widespread com­ plaints are but because someone expressed concern in the Prospec­ tor about use of student photos, a new practice of taking photos will be followed — if photographs are taken of individual students or groups of students in public areas around the college where the stu­ dents in the photos are identifiable, we will verbally ask permission to use the image. If you don’t want a picture of yourself published, speak up, and we will respect your wishes. The college is extremely responsive to special requests about photos. If a student has a special circumstance giving them concern about having their pho­ tograph taken or published or if a student wants their photo removed from college written or online publications, please contact In­ formation Technology (ext. 4357) or Public Relations (ext. 5411) to alert us. Sincerely, Nancy Lee and Loretta Andrews Exec. Director for Advancement Director o f Information Technology Thursday, February 1,2007 Volume 00 No. 4

The Prospector (Helena, Mont.), 01 Feb. 2007, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.