About the LION Newspaper
The LION Newspaper is the student publication of Lyons Township High School of La Grange, IL. LTHS is composed of two campuses: South Campus hosts freshmen and sophomores; North Campus hosts juniors and seniors.
Juniors and seniors who have taken Journalistic Writing are chosen for the staff by graduating staff members and our Advisor, Mr. Jason Scales. The staff works during period 8 and after school in Room 220 of North Campus. We publish seven issues each school year.
LION’s Mission Statement:
LION is a newsroom for journalism students designed to serve the community of Lyons Township.
It is LION’s responsibility to cover the events and issues that may have relevance to the readership in the community.
LION will attempt to cover all aspects of the school; however, coverage will greatly depend on the item’s news value. News value is determined by timeliness and how relevant the item is to the majority of the newspaper’s readership. LION editors reserve the right to determine the news value of content.
LION will clearly identify sources of news, except in cases when it is clearly necessary to protect the source’s identity.
LION will avoid sensationalizing the news. LION does not invade the personal privacy of sources.
Each issue of the paper will feature two lead editorials. Although they are written by individuals, they reflect the viewpoints of the staff.
The LION staff strongly supports the First Amendment rights to freedom of press and opposes censorship in any form.
LION is written primarily for LT students and faculty.
LION makes every effort to correctly spell the names of sources.
All facts must be checked for accuracy by the writer. Any unverified information will not be printed in LION.
Most of what is published is the work of individuals. The writer’s name will be printed by every story, except for the editorials. The entire staff is responsible for all content that is published. Administrators have a non-review role and do not control the content prior to publication.
LION strives for the highest standards of accuracy in its presentation of material that time allows. The staff accepts responsibility for the accuracy of these facts.
Rumor, gossip and innuendo are not included in a story appearing in LION.
Sources interviewed for a story will be given the opportunity to look through their interview notes and verify their quotes prior to the printer’s deadlines.
Every reporter and other member of the staff will face the ramifications for any inaccuracies presented in his or her story.
North Campus: 100 S. Brainard Ave. La Grange, IL 60525
South Campus: 4900 Willow Springs Rd. Western Springs, IL 60558