Newsletter Policy

Created September 2001; Revision approved by the Board of Directors on May 9, 2006; Revision approved by the Board of Directors on May 15, 2013. Revisions proposed by Newsletter Team, May 14, 2019. Approved by the Board of Directors on July 9, 2019.
The online Newsletter is a continuously updated multi-author blog and there are no specific deadlines. However, in order to mimic the previous monthly publishing timeline of the printed Newsletter, certain timely content is requested by the 20th of each month: the Sunday service schedule, columns by the Minister and DRE, Board meeting reports, Art Wall, and Adult Programs. A Newsletter Digest with excerpts from several articles of particular interest selected by the Managing Editor(s) and Comm Team Chair will be sent at least once every month, shortly before the first service of the month, to the entire Members and Friends email list, leading people to the full Newsletter website for more information and news. 
Other content may be submitted at any time and must be supported or formally endorsed by a committee or working group of the church. To be considered for inclusion in the end-of-the- month Newsletter Digest, articles must be submitted by the 20th of the month to allow time for editing. All submitted content is subject to editing by the Newsletter Team. Content may be edited for style, grammar, format, etc. If content is deemed to be inappropriate for publication, the author will be contacted before being rejected. Any questions or problems concerning editing shall be addressed by the content editor and Managing Editor(s). Disagreements about broader content issues shall be mediated by the Newsletter Managing Editor(s), with input from the Comm Team Chair as necessary. All content is copyrighted by and is the property of the UUSM Board of Directors, except in instances of Fair Use or where authors contractually retain copyright. 
Comments on articles are not published but will be responded to by the Managing Editor(s) and shared with the Newsletter Team and the author as feedback. A policy on Letters to the Editor will be developed.