The Daily Gamecock's Outside Publication Policy
Experience in journalism is key and is often regarded as the most important qualification one can have. The Daily Gamecock aims to provide staff members with as much experience as possible during their time at USC. If staff members choose to work for another publication, these guidelines are to be followed:
- The editor-in-chief must be aware of any and all work for outside publications, USC-related or otherwise. This includes, but is not limited to, Garnet & Black Magazine, Carolinian Magazine, Carolina Reporter, Garnet & Black Attack, The Odyssey, Spurs and Feathers, GoGamecocks.com, The State and The Free Times.
- The editor-in-chief must be aware of the situation and will make the ultimate call regarding alternate publications. If a staff member takes a job with another publication - competitor or otherwise - it is grounds for suspension or termination from the staff.
- Section editors should be aware of the content being covered for alternate publication, so as not to assign overlapping stories and create conflicts of interest.
- Staff members are not to bring information learned through reporting at The Daily Gamecock to other publications, nor are they to use staff equipment for outside assignments. This includes, but is not limited to, photography equipment, video equipment and newsroom computers.
- The Daily Gamecock will sometimes collaborate with other outlets, such as Carolina Reporter and SGTV. These partnerships should be discussed ahead of time between the leaders of the outlets involved to ensure the terms of the partnership are understood.