The Daily Gamecock's Policies

As the student-journalists on the staff of The Daily Gamecock, the editorially independent student newspaper at the University of South Carolina, we hold several responsibilities. The Daily Gamecock constantly works

  • To report any and all news that affects USC and Columbia in a timely fashion.
  • To represent the voices of the community fairly in our reporting, as well as in the Opinion section of the newspaper and website.
  • To strive for ultimate accuracy in our work; to own up to mistakes when we're wrong and continue to pursue journalistic excellence. 
  • To practice journalism in a professional and education environment and recruit and train interested incoming students.
  • To adhere to the ethical standards of The Daily Gamecock and Society of Professional Journalists in order to maintain a tradition of fairness and excellence.
  • To take risks; to make decisions in the best interest of the publication; to give readers the best product, both online and in print, that we can give them every day of the week.

Ethics Code

Corrections Policy

Social Media Policy

Outside Publication Policy