The Puma Press

About The Puma Press

Our mission statement 

The Puma Press, as the official, student-produced media of University Prep, strives to create a publication that is journalistically responsible, intellectually courageous and ethically reported and edited.

The Puma Press promotes student-driven democratic citizenship through public engagement with a diverse array of voices and ideas. In addition, it provides an educational opportunity for the students involved in both the production and consumption of the media.

Student editors of The Puma Press are responsible for determining the news, opinion, feature, and advertising content included in each issue. The Puma Press is not an entity of the University Prep Communications Department. As a forum for student expression, The Puma Press does not necessarily reflect the views of University Prep’s administration, faculty and staff or board of trustees.

Our goals

The Puma Press provides a platform for student voice at University Prep. The goals of the newspaper are to dependably and credibly inform the student body and provide a public forum for exchange of ideas. In addition, The Puma Press serves as a platform for student development of sound journalistic practices.

Responsibilities of student journalists

Students who work on The Puma Press staff determine the content of their publication and are responsible for that content. These students should strive to produce media based upon professional standards of accuracy, objectivity and fairness; review material to improve conventions; and check and verify all facts and quotations.

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