Spartan News Network


The Spartan News Network (SNN) website is run by student journalists in the Center for Journalism and Multimedia (CJAM) at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Advisers: Kathleen Tobin ([email protected]) and Jade Shiver ([email protected]).

Ethics: As journalists for SNN, we work to­gether as a community with respect, professionalism, accuracy and curi­osity. We collect information and dig deep to get to the bottom of the most current events to produce and distrib­ute hard-hitting and honest news to the Lakewood community in a timely manner. SNN is an open forum that strives to accurately report a balanced and truthful depiction of the news while remaining objective. Our main goal at SNN is to build and maintain trust with the people, to give a voice to the voiceless and to succeed at not just painting the picture, but telling the story behind the art.

Corrections Policy: Concerns about errors in SNN may be submitted to the adviser at [email protected] The editorial board retains the right to determine whether, in fact, an error has been made. If an error has been made, it will be corrected in the most timely manner possible.

Advertising: SNN will not accept ads that are libel­ous; promote academic dishonesty; violate federal, state or local laws; or encourage discrimination against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, creed, religion, national origin or disability. We reserve the right to edit or reject any ad copy, photos, graphics or entire ads. SNN encour­ages responsibility and good taste in advertising. For information about advertising, please contact the SNN staff at [email protected].

Share your opinion: Letters to the editor should be sent to Opinion Editor Luka Oldani at [email protected] They should concern opinion on a featured edito­rial, column or news story. They must be signed, accu­rate and at most 150 words. Letters may be edited for taste, length and grammar.

Center for Journalism and Multimedia: Students in the CJAM program master the fundamentals of multimedia reporting and writing. Their goal: to get published on the Spartan News Network website, as well as in the yearbook, Alpha-Omega. Pride in their work and the ability to tell the stories of their communities are rewards that build strong, engaged citizens. The program won the 2015 Pacemaker award, the highest honor in scholastic journalism, for its print and website work. In addition, the publication has been awarded the Gold Medal rating numerous times by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and individual student journalists place well each year in the Florida Scholastic Press Association contests.

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