Wolf's Print

About

“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press….”

-The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

The Wolf’s Print is a student-produced monthly newspaper published regularly by Desert Mountain High School students. The Wolf’s Print serves as an open forum of public expression for the students, teachers and parents of the Desert Mountain High School community. We are committed to delivering relevant, accurate news and serving as a public forum. The Wolf’s Print has been established as a public forum for student expression and for the discussion of issues of concern to its audience. It will not be reviewed or restrained by school officials prior to publication or distribution.

The Wolf’s Print is a tool in the learning process of journalism and operates as a learning laboratory. Any student may be a member of the staff, with or without prior journalism experience or enrollment on the staff for credit. 

Because school officials do not engage in prior review, and the content of The Wolf’s Print is determined by and reflects only the views of the student staff  and not school officials or the school itself,  its student editorial board and responsible student staff members assume complete legal and financial liability for the content of the publication.

I. FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

As it is essential to preserve the freedom of the press in order to preserve a free society:

  1. The Wolf’s Print and its staff are protected by and bound to the principles of the First Amendment and other protections and limitations afforded by the Constitution and the various court decisions implementing those principles.
  2. The Wolf’s Print and its staff will strive to publish only legally protected speech following the legal definitions for libel, obscenity and invasion of privacy. The staff will also refrain from printing stories that create a material disruption of school activities. Specific definitions for the above instances of unprotected speech can be found in Law of the Student Press.
  3. Because The Wolf’s Print staff will determine content, it will therefore also take complete legal and financial responsibility for what is printed. Staff members will strive to correct any error before publication; however, if the editorial board determines a significant error is printed, a formal correction will appear in the following issue.
  4. In case questions arise over specific copy as defined within this policy, the advice of a communications attorney from the Student Press Law Center is recommended.
  5. The editor or co-editors shall interpret and enforce this editorial policy.
  6. The media will serve the best interest of the students and faculty of Desert Mountain High School, keeping itself free from any commercial obligations distracting from this purpose; this is defined by the media itself;
  7. Any decisions affecting the publications on all levels will be made by the editorial board; the adviser is allowed to give legal advice and his/her opinion, but the final decision rests in the hands of the editorial board;
  8. All media will vigorously resist all attempts at censorship, particularly pre-publication censorship;
  9. The Wolf’s Print retain the right to publish any and all material attained through an interview by a staff member of the publications staff, holding that the interviewee was made aware that the information could be published in any form at any time;
  10. All student media referenced in this editorial policy are designated public forums;
  11. Student journalists may use print and electronic media to report news and information, to communicate with other students and individuals, to ask questions of and consult with experts and to gather material to meet their newsgathering and research needs;
  12. Wolf’s Print and its staff are protected by and bound to the principles of the First Amendment and other protections and limitations afforded by the Constitution and the various laws and  court decisions  implementing those principles;
  13. Wolf’s Print will not publish any material determined by student editors or the student editorial board to be unprotected, that is, material that is libelous, obscene, materially disruptive of the school process, an unwarranted invasion of privacy, a violation of copyright  or a  promotion of  products or services unlawful (illegal) as to minors as defined by state or federal law;
  14. Definitions and examples for the above instances of unprotected speech can be found in Law of the Student Press published by the Student Press Law Center.

II. THE EDITORIAL BOARD

  1. The editor or co-editor of the staff chooses the voting membership of the board from that year’s top editors, which will include, but may not be limited to: the editor(s)-in-chief, the managing editor, the opinion editor, and the news editor. The members of the editorial board will be indicated monthly in The Wolf’s Print staff box.
  2. The editorial board decides on all decisions that pertain directly to The Wolf’s Print and its interests.
  3. No member of the editorial board shall have more than one vote on the board.
  4. All members of the editorial board and the adviser will elect a replacement for board members who have been dismissed.
  5. All members of the editorial board are expected to know their duties and jobs in the room and must understand the consequences of not fulfilling said jobs.
  6. The student editor and staff who want appropriate outside legal advice regarding proposed content – should seek attorneys knowledgeable in media law such as those of the Student Press Law Center. Final content decisions and responsibility shall remain with the student editorial board.
  7. The duly appointed editor or co-editors shall interpret and enforce this editorial policy.

III. THE ADVISER

  1. The adviser is a professional teaching staff member.
  2. Is a certified journalism teacher that serves as a professional role model, motivator, catalyst for ideas and professionalism, and an educational resource.
  3. Provides a journalistic, professional learning atmosphere for students by allowing them to make the decision of content for the media and ensuring the media will remain an open forum.
  4. Guides the newspaper staff in accordance with approved editorial policy and aids the educational process related to producing the newspaper.
  5. May caution, act as legal consultant and educator terms of unprotected speech, but has no power over censorship or veto except for constitutionally valid reasons.
  6. Will keep abreast of the latest trends on journalism and share these with students.
  7. Will submit the school newspaper, yearbook, podcast, and online content produced by the students to rating services and contests in order for the school publications staff to receive feedback.
  8. Will forward any received correspondence and/or information to the appropriate editors.
  9. Will provide information to the staff about journalism scholarships and other financial aid, and make available information and contacts concerning journalism as a career.
  10. Will work with the faculty and administration to help them understand the freedoms accorded to the students and the professional goals of the school publications.
  11. The adviser will not act as a censor or determine the content of the paper. The adviser will offer advice and instruction, following the Code of Ethics for Advisers established by the Journalism Education Association as well as the Canons of Professional Journalism. School officials shall not fire or otherwise discipline advisers for content in student media that is determined and published by the student staff.

IV. THE BUILDING ADMINISTRATION

  1. The Desert Mountain High School administration will provide the students with a qualified journalism instructor to serve as a professional role model, adequate classroom equipment, and space for a sound journalism program.
  2. Desert Mountain High School administration will offer equal opportunity to minority and/or marginalized students to participate in journalism programs.
  3. Desert Mountain High School administration is not required to view and approve publication content before publishing.

V. WOLF’S PRINT CONTENT

All content decisions will be made in occurrence to the following provisions, while keeping in mind that the overall purpose, role and goal The Wolf’s Print is to:

  1. Inform, interpret, and entertain their viewers through accurate and factual reports, where information has been thoroughly gathered and information has been completely verified;
  2. Serve as an educational laboratory experience for those on staff;
  3. Be accurate, fair, and impartial in its coverage of issues that affect the school community;
  4. Not avoid publishing a story solely on the basis of possible dissent or controversy;
  5. Cover the total school population as effectively and accurately as possible;
  6. Strive to report all issues in a legal, objective, accurate and ethical manner, according to the Canons of Professional Journalism developed by the Society for Professional Journalists. The Canons of Professional Journalism include a code of ethics concerning accuracy, responsibility, integrity, conflict of interest, impartiality, fair play, freedom of  the press, independence, sensationalism, personal  privacy, obstruction of  justice, creditability and advertising.

VI. REGARDING PROFANITY

  1. The Wolf’s Print will not print unnecessary profanity.
  2. The editorial board will make the decision on whether content is considered profane or whether it is a cultural or non-vulgar slang term.
  3. The editorial board reserves the right to edit quotes for unnecessary profanity or unnecessarily offensive words, quotes that have been edited will be noted accordingly when published.
  4. Any edited quote will be read back to the source prior to publishing and sources will have a chance to make changes.
  5. Staff interviewers have the right to ask a source when necessary to repeat a quote without the use of profane language.

VII. REGARDING STAFF WRITING

  1. All writing in the media, other than letters to the editor, will be written by DMHS students.
  2. Any writing submitted from an outside source for use will be accepted upon request of the editorial board or when open opportunities arise, and will be viewed by editor(s)-in-chief and adviser for verification.
  3. Any material submitted from an outside source can be edited by the editorial board and must comply with this policy.
  4. Writing must be the original work of the writer and not previously published in any publication, unless otherwise specified by the adviser and editor(s)-in-chief.

VIII. REGARDING EDITORIAL POLICY

  1. Because The Wolf’s Print is a forum for student expression, the editorial board, which consists of the staff’s top editors, will determine the content of the newspaper and all unsigned editorials; therefore, material may not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Desert Mountain school officials. The views stated in editorials represent that of a majority of the editorial board. No single member of the editorial board can be held responsible for editorial content decisions. Signed columns or reviews represent only the opinion of the author.
  2. All editorials printed will be bylined as: “on behalf of Editorial Staff”.
  3. Editorial ideas may be submitted to the editorial board by all members of the appropriate staff.
  4. All printed editorial subject matter will be determined by the editorial board.
  5. The media will not publish any material for which there is evidence that the author is using the paper for inappropriate personal gain.
  6. The media will endeavor to provide a chance for comment on all sides of a critical issue in the same edition.
  7. The editorial board, which consists of the staff ’s student editors, will determine the content, including all unsigned editorials. The views stated in editorials represent that of a majority of the editorial board. Signed columns or reviews represent only the opinion of the author.

IX. CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

  1. The Wolf’s Print will not avoid publishing a story solely on the basis of possible dissent or controversy. The Wolf’s Print staff raises and pays all printing and production costs through advertising sales, subscriptions and other fundraisers. Publication is not subsidized using Scottsdale Union School District funds.
  2. All coverage of controversial issues will occur upon a timely subject.
  3. All sides of the issue will be presented and reviewed so as to refrain from any bias, with exception of opinions.
  4. In news, all sides of a school, community, city, state, national, or international political issue will be presented factually so as to inform rather than promote or endorse.
  5. The Wolf’s Print will not publish material that is unnecessarily obscene, libelous, unwarranted invasive of privacy as determined by the editor(s)-in-chief.
  6. If question on the veracity of publication persists, the issue will be brought to the editorial board who must consider the following questions before publication of the piece:
    1. Why is it a concern?
    2. What is the journalistic purpose?
    3. Is the information accurate and complete?
    4. Are any important POV omitted?
    5. How would we feel if the story was about ourselves or someone we know?
    6. What are the consequences’ of the publication?
    7. Is there a logical explanation to anyone who challenges issue?
    8. Is it worth risking our credibility?
    9. What are the alternatives?

X. BYLINES

  1. All articles, graphics, photos, art, columns, pages, reviews, and other material creatively conceived, with exception to staff editorials, mug shots and cut-outs will be bylined with the producer’s name.
  2. All bylined writers will be held accountable for their work.
  3. When more than one person has contributed creatively to a piece of work, any person who has contributed to the work must be bylined as a producer.

XI. REGARDING NEWS AND FEATURES

  1. The media will specialize in and emphasize on informing their readers of school news and unique students of the Desert Mountain High School community.
  2. The media will cover community, state, national, and international news if it is directly relevant to the school community, and includes local angle.
  3. The media will strive to provide coverage to all school organizations and functions.
  4. When faced with the undesirable news such as student or staff or faculty crimes, the publications will endeavor to publish the facts correctly, explain the issue, and put a stop to any speculative stories that inevitably develop.
  5. Major district issues and news will be priority over school news (these major issues will be decided by the editorial board).

XII. REGARDING DEATHS

  1. The Wolf’s Print may choose to report student, staff, faculty and alumnus deaths as the editorial board is made aware of them. 
  2. We reserve the right to decide not to cover a death based on relevance, timeliness and circumstances decided on by the editorial board. In cases the editorial board decided not to cover death, letters to the editor in regard to that death may be printed at the discretion of the editorial board.

XIII. REGARDING ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, GRAPHICS, ETC.

  1. All cutlines will record the names, when practical, and other necessary information in the photo.
  2. All photographs must be captioned and bylined, with the exception of mugs and cutouts.
  3. Bylines are required on all online photos and galleries.
  4. Artwork represents the interpretations of the artist, not necessarily of the staff or Desert Mountain High School.
  5. The publications will not publish any photos, illustrations, or other visual representations that ridicule, demean, or misleadingly represent any individual or group.
  6. Electronic manipulations changing the essential truth of the photo or illustration will be clearly labeled if used.
  7. Any photos that are posed will clearly be labeled as “photo illustrations.”

XIV. ERRORS

  1. Concerns about errors in the school media may be submitted though the adviser or by emailing 
  2. The editorial board retains the right to determine whether, in fact, an error has been made.
  3. Known and or found errors that are brought to the attention of the school media will be addressed regardless if realized by author, audience, or staff member.
  4. Staff members will strive to correct errors prior to publication; however, if  the editorial board determines a significant error is printed, the  editorial board will determine the manner and timeliness of a correction.
  5. Major corrections are determined by the editor(s)-in-chief and adviser.
  6. If changes are made to a web story once a story has been posted, the change will be noted along with the date and time the change was made.

XVI. ADVERTISING

  1. The Wolf’s Print will accept all advertisements with signed contracts provided they do not advocate illegal activity for minors and are not racist, sexist, and/or otherwise in poor taste, as determined by the editorial board. In cases involving political advertising, efforts will be made to solicit all points of view. The ultimate decision for all advertising rests with The Wolf’s Print editorial board. The Wolf’s Print editorial board reserves the right to accept or reject any ad in print or on the web.
  2. The publications will not run advertising without a proper signature on the advertising contract which explains terms of payment, content, size, publishing dates, includes attached layout which explains the terms of payment, content, size.
  3. All ads need to be approved by editorial board, any ad not deemed appropriate by board will not run.
  4. The publications will cease to publish advertising of any advertiser that does not meet payment obligations specified in school contact.
  5. If a published advertisement is incorrect in substantive content, a reduced price or  corrected run will be negotiated.
  6. Web ads appear in a specified section of the website and randomly rotate through the area each time the page is refreshed.
  7. Advertising that appears in the media is not necessarily endorsed by the media or its staff members, editorial board or adviser.

XVII. REGARDING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND ONLINE COMMENTS

  1. The Wolf’s Print welcomes letters to the editor, guest columns and news releases from faculty, administrators, community residents, students and the general public. We ask that letters to the editor and guest columns be 300 words or less, contain the author’s name, address, and homeroom, and be sent to dmhsnews.org. The editorial board may consider publishing letters using “name withheld” providing The Wolf’s Print editor(s)-in-chief and the adviser knows the author’s identity.
  2. The Wolf’s Print’s editorial board reserves the right to withhold a letter or column and return it for more information if it determines the piece contains items of unprotected speech as defined by this policy. Letters will be edited for spelling and grammar and checked for verification.
  3. Should a letter contain errors in fact, excessive grammatical errors or be too long, it will be returned to the author for resubmission. 
  4. The Wolf’s Print’s editorial board reserves the right to accept or reject any letter.
  5. As a public forum, all letters and columns meeting the above criteria will be posted in full on The Wolf’s Print’s web site at www.wolfsprint.org for a minimum of four weeks. The editorial board may also select items to be printed in full or in part for its monthly issue.
  6. Letters to editor will be printed in the opinion section of the newspaper or on the website.
  7. Guidelines to write letters to the editor will be printed every issue in the opinion section of the paper.
  8. Letters to the editor will be verified by a member of the editorial board to determine the authenticity of the writer.
  9. No material will be printed where content is obscene, invasive of others’ privacy, encouraging physical disruption of school activities, and/or implies libel.
  10. The Wolf’s Print editorial board reserves the right to withhold a letter or column or other submission  and/OR  return  it for revision  if  it  contains unprotected speech or grammatical errors that  could hamper its meaning. Deadlines for letters and columns will be determined by each year’s student  staff, allowing sufficient time for verification of  authorship prior to publication.
  11. All letters to the editor become the property of the school newspaper upon receipt and will not be returned to the author.
  12. Online comments will require a name and email address submitted that are verifiable.
  13. Alerts will be sent to staff editors each time a comment is posted to the site.
  14. Online comments that are found in violation of the editorial policy will be removed as quickly as possible.
  15. Personal attacks are not allowed.

XVIII. REVIEWS

  1. The reviewer must have experience in the area in which they are reviewing.
  2. All reviews will be bylined and all reviews will be expressed opinions of authors, the editorial board and newspaper staff does not express opinions on the subject matter.
  3. All reviews will be to evaluate and inform, not to promote.
  4. Evaluative criteria used will be determined by editorial board depending on whether the event or item being reviewed is professional or amateur in nature.
  5. All reviews must first be reviewed by the opinions editor or the features editor prior to publishing.
  6. All reviews need to be reviewed and printed in a current and timely manner.

XIX. SOCIAL AND ONLINE MEDIA

  1. Online media produced by The Wolf’s Print are entitled to the same protections, and subject to the same freedoms and responsibilities, as media produced for print publication. As such they will not be subject to prior review or restraint.
  2. Student journalists may use online media to report news and information, to communicate with other students and individuals, to ask questions of and consult with experts and to locate material to meet their newsgathering and research needs.
  3. Social media will be used to promote The Wolf’s Print, to promote published content and to engage the Desert Mountain High School community.
  4. The editorial board reserves the right to remove comments that violate any provisions hitherto outlined by this policy.
  5. Information posted on social media platforms should be held to the same standard as all other reporting in terms of information gathering and fact checking.
  6. The official social media accounts should avoid promotion of events and remain objective, reporting what is fact. Reporters using personal social media to cover events should do the same.
  7. Information gained through social media channels should be verified through multiple channels before passing it along to others.
  8. Audience engagement through social media should be done in a professional manner.
  9. Staff members using applications to post updates to social media accounts should have separate applications for their personal account and for the school media accounts. This will limit the chance of a post being sent from the wrong account.
  10. Transparency is important. Mistakes made on social media posts should be corrected as soon as possible and any deleted posts should be acknowledged in subsequent postings.

XX. PRIOR REVIEW POLICY

  1. Sources will be able to have quotes read back at the time of interview or at reporter’s initiative.
  2. Sources will not be able to arbitrarily demand to read the reporters completed story and then perform editing tasks on that story.
  3. The Wolf’s Print reporters will endeavor to include the name and identity of all sources if reporter believes that doing so will not result in endangerment, harassment or any other form of undue physical, mental, emotional anguish for the source.
  4. The media reporters will not, within all boundaries of law, reveal a source who asks to remain nameless.
  5. All media interviewers will respect the interviewees rights to have information remain “off the record” if the fact is known before giving the information to the interviewer.
  6. The media will not be reviewed by anyone outside of the editorial board aside from the adviser prior to its release to the public, the adviser is allowed to review the publication, but not required to, for the sole purpose of acting as legal consultant and educator in terms of unprotected speech; the adviser reading content is not considered prior review unless he/she makes changes or directs changes.

XXI. STAFF POLICY FOR SELECTION AND DISMISSAL

A. EDITOR AND STAFF SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Editor in chief(s) and other editor level positions are chosen by faculty advisers, with input previous year’s editorial board.
  2. New and returning staff are judged by application, previous work, potential and perquisite class work.
  3. Applicants are not turned down because of age, race, sex, religion, mental or physical handicap that do not impair editorial responsibilities.
  4. Staff applications deadlines will be determined every year by the advisors.
  5. Editor titles and positions are determined by the new editor(s) in chief and the advisers.

B. STAFF DISMISSAL

  1. All individuals involved with WHS media are considered a team, each member is expected to complete all assigned stories, pages, photos, etc. on or before the assigned deadline. Staff members, including editors, may be dismissed from their positions and/or the publications staff itself if any of following violations occur:
    1. Continuously missed deadlines (dismissal procedures will take place by choice of adviser and editor(s)-in-chief.
    2. Plagiarism
    3. Quote falsification
    4. Vandalism or theft of publication equipment
    5. Continuous negative or pessimistic attitude toward staff member or adviser
    6. Submitting an advanced page design, story, photo or other publishable item to anyone outside the media staff without approval by the editorial board
    7. Two suspensions in one academic year
    8. Failing to fulfill job as outlined in job description
  • Minor infractions will be given a written warning for the first one. The second one is immediate dismissal from staff duties and dismissal from class and staff at end of semester.
  • Major infractions will result in immediate dismissal from staff duties and dismissal from class and staff at the end of semester (major infractions include but are not limited to following: plagiarism, vandalism, theft).
  • Warnings will be written and signed by the adviser and editor-in-chiefs, as well as staff member in question.
  • An editor will be stripped of his her title if suspended.
  • First misdemeanor or arrest will result in the loss of editor’s title, and second will result in dismissal from staff.
  • Each member of the editorial board and adviser will attend a meeting with potentially dismissed student to discuss the issue, adviser will make final decision.
  • The academic nature of the school newspaper class allows removal of editors or staff members when school and or established media policy is violated.
  • The above list infractions could all result in dismissal however, staff dismissals are not limited to the listed infractions.
  • A dismissed staff member receiving academic credit may be given a grade of F and will not be allowed to register for any other journalism courses (will not preempt school policy).
  • Dismissal procedures are reviewed and approved by the editorial board
  • The dismissed staff member may appeal their dismissal in writing to the editorial board within three school days following dismissal
  • All dismissal appeals will be directed to the building principal and the editorial board.

XXII. QUERIES

  1. Questions or complaints concerning material published in The Wolf’s Print should be made in writing to the editor in chief(s) who will present the concern at the next scheduled editorial board meeting.
  2. Complaints and suggestions may be submitted to dmhsnews.org or dropped off in room 5219.
  3. Resolutions will be made within limits of deadlines.

XXIII. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  1. The Wolf’s Print should be a member of state, national, and/or international organizations.
  2. The Wolf’s Print will work to be in contact with professional media such as The Arizona Republic and KRTI TV as well as other individuals and companies in the communications field ranging from public relations and advertising to promotions and copy writing.

XXIV. CONTRACT AND LICENSE FOR USE OF CREATIVE WORK

The Wolf’s Print and the staff member, an individual seeking to contribute creative work product to The Wolf’s Print; agree to the following license governing the Staff Member’s contribution(s) to The Wolf’s Print:

  1. License and Rights. The Staff Member grants all licenses necessary to The Wolf’s Print for the purpose of The Wolf’s Print’s inclusion of the Works in its print and electronic media publishing efforts, including without limitation the right to reproduce, distribute, display, perform, and electronically transmit issues of The Wolf’s Print as described herein.
  2. Grant of Rights. By contributing the Works to The Wolf’s Print, the Staff Member grants a nonexclusive license to The Wolf’s Print to reproduce, display and distribute copies of the Works in the issue for which the Works were originally submitted, future or commemorative issues, The Wolf’s Print’s Web site or other physical or electronic media now known or later discovered.
  3. Reserved Rights. Except as expressly granted by this document, the Staff Member retains all rights associated with ownership of the Works. Any individual Work contributed to The Wolf’s Print by the Staff Member is not considered a work made for hire and is the sole property of the Staff Member. Any future use of the Works by The Wolf’s Print (beyond normal subscription and reprint fees, if any) requires an additional license from the Staff Member.
  4. Term. The Staff Member agrees that the license shall exist as long as the intellectual property is entitled to protection under the laws of the United States and cannot be revoked except with written consent from The Wolf’s Print.

(A) Calculation of days. Unless otherwise specified, all time periods in this contract measured by days are calculated in business days starting with the day after the triggering event. “Business days” are all days excluding Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.

(B) Calculation of months. Unless otherwise specified, all time periods in this contract measured by months are calculated by the date of the first day after the triggering event in the period of months ahead, regardless of day of week or holiday; or, if that month has no such corresponding date, the first day of the month immediately following. For example, within the meaning of this contract, a three-month period starting January 1 would end April 1, and a three-month period starting January 31 would end May 1.

  1. Territory and Media. The Wolf’s Print shall have the right to reproduce, publish, and distribute the Works in any format now known or later discovered, including without limitation any physical, broadcast, electronic, and Internet-based medium, and any future uses directly controlled by The Wolf’s Print; save that The Wolf’s Print shall have the obligation to comply with the terms of this contract with respect to uses for compensation as described herein. 
  2. Compensation and Royalties. No compensation or royalties are required from The Wolf’s Print for the use of the Works as described herein. 
  3. Termination.

(A) This agreement will not terminate due to a breach, regardless of whether or not it is a material breach, unless the breaching party is given an opportunity to cure (as described herein) and fails to do so, except in the following situations that give rise to immediate termination of the agreement:

  1. The Staff Member is found to have acted knowingly to deceive The Wolf’s Print as to the authorship of her/his works, as determined by a good faith vote of the editorial board of The Wolf’s Print; in which case, such deceptive work(s) are released from this contract and no future works are accepted, though non-infringing existing works remain under contract. 

(B) In the event The Wolf’s Print becomes a party to a merger or other corporate combination, the Staff Member has the right, but not the obligation, to cancel within thirty (30) business days of learning of the merger. 

(C)The Termination, or expiration of the Term, of this agreement does not discharge all duties of either party. These duties include, but are not limited to, certain representations and warrantees, the duty to account for financial licensing, and the license obligations for works licensed under the contract prior to termination.

  1. Approvals. 

(A) For-Profit Use Approval. Any future use of the Staff Member’s works by Publication that would result in payment to The Wolf’s Print (beyond normal subscription and reprint fees, if any) requires an additional license from the Staff Member. 

(B) Non-Profit Use Approval. Any future use of the Staff Member’s works by Publication that would not result in payment to The Wolf’s Print (beyond normal subscription and reprint fees, if any) does not require any additional license from the Staff Member and is covered by the terms of this agreement. 

(C) Agents. Approvals are requested by the editor-in-chief of The Wolf’s Print or her/his designee, using the editorial mailing address provided upon request. Approvals are sent to the Staff Member’s last known mailing address, physical and digital, which it is Staff Member’s obligation to keep current. 

(D) Withholding approval. In the event that any party withholds an approval, that party agrees to explain why approval was withheld. The Wolf’s Print has the right to re-submit a substantially similar request for approval if it reasonably believes that either the substance of the request or circumstances surrounding the request have been changed.

(E) Prior Approvals. Once given, the granting party is bound to an approval and such approval cannot be revoked save for an additional contract executed by both parties. 

(F) Communication. All requests for approval, approvals and/or denials must be in writing, accompanied by appropriate additional materials necessary for the approval process as established herein, and sent by hand delivery, facsimile, standard mail, private courier, established overnight delivery, or e-mail; save that e-mail must be accompanied by some physical method. A failure to respond to a request for approval within thirty (30) business days shall be deemed an approval, a condition that shall be specified in the written request. A request and/or response is deemed given the day after it is sent. If, after diligent efforts to contact the author to obtain such permission, the author cannot be found, such additional permission may be presumed to be granted. Only an affirmative non-approval is considered a denial of approval. 

  1. Representations and Warrantees. 

(A) The Staff Member represents and warrants that: 

i.The Staff Member is either the full legal owner of the intellectual property it is submitting to The Wolf’s Print, or, to the extent s/he is not, s/he has obtained all necessary consents, licenses, and clearances as necessary to permit The Wolf’s Print to publish said intellectual property, or, to the extent s/he has not, s/he has informed The Wolf’s Print as to the need to obtain such consents, licenses and clearances. 

ii.The Staff Member will make all best attempts to identify and avoid plagiarism, to the extent plagiarism is defined by the academic institution the Staff Member is attending, or if the Staff Member is not attending an institution, the institution The Wolf’s Print primarily covers and draws staff from. 

iii.In the event the Staff Member sells her/his interest in the Works to a third party, that the Staff Member will notify the purchaser of the existence of this contract and the licenses granted hereunder and will transfer her/his obligations under this license to the new owner of the Works in any such transfer.

(B) The Wolf’s Print represents and warrants that all publications of submissions by the Staff Member will include credit to the Staff Member, except as separately agreed and executed in writing. 

  1. Indemnifications. The Staff Member agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold The Wolf’s Print harmless from any and against all losses, costs, and liability incurred due to a third party’s claim, lawsuit, cause of action or arbitration (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses; settlements; judgments; and arbitration awards) arising from or related to a breach by the Staff Member of the representations and warrantees set out in this agreement. The Wolf’s Print agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold the Staff Member harmless from any and against all losses, costs, and liability incurred due to a third party’s claim, lawsuit, cause of action or arbitration (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses; settlements; judgments; and arbitration awards) arising from or related to a breach by The Wolf’s Print of the representations and warrantees set out in this agreement.

(A) Alienation of ownership. In the event that the Staff Member sells her/his ownership of the copyright in the Work(s) to a third party and fails to inform the third party of this contract and that the transfer of the Work(s) will not terminate this license, the Staff Member agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold The Wolf’s Print harmless from any and all losses, costs, and liability due to a claim, lawsuit, cause of action or arbitration by the purchasing party or its licensees (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses; settlements; judgments; and arbitration awards) arising from or related to a breach by the Staff Member of the representations and warrantees set out in this agreement.

  1. Exclusivity. The Staff Member shall not, for three (3) months following the initial submission of the work to The Wolf’s Print, permit the story, or any shorter or longer version of the story, to be published in a competing publication without obtaining prior written consent from The Wolf’s Print
  2. Definition of Competitive. As used under this paragraph, a “Competitive” publication is a print, broadcast, or Internet publication that reaches a substantial portion of the circulation reached by The Wolf’s Print. 

(B) Counting Days. For purposes of counting time under this section, the first day is the day after the work was submitted to an editor of The Wolf’s Print for inclusion in The Wolf’s Print’s media offering(s). Pre-publication consultation with editors will not start the period. 

  1. Notice. Unless otherwise specified, all notices given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be sent by hand-delivery, facsimile or overnight delivery by one of the established overnight delivery services. If sent by hand-delivery or overnight delivery, a signature must be obtained from the individual in charge of obtaining mail at the recipient’s location. Notice will be deemed given the day after it is sent to the correct address or phone number.
  2. Opportunity to Cure. For any breach or material breach that does not expressly give rise to immediate termination as described herein, the breaching party shall have a reasonable opportunity to cure the breach with no effect on this contract or its terms. Upon being notified of the breach, the breaching party and non-breaching party will attempt to agree on an appropriate cure period; if the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the breaching party will have ten (10) business days to cure any breach. 
  3. Choice of Law. This agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the state in which The Wolf’s Print has its primary office, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles; and the intellectual property laws of the United States of America. The parties hereby agree that United States intellectual property laws will exclusively govern any intellectual property subject to this contract and no other intellectual property conventions or rights will have any effect in the application, enforcement, performance or adjudication of this contract, including but not limited to moral rights as defined by the EU; the limitation of dilution protection in the U.K.; WIPO and the definition of famous marks under the Paris Convention; the Berne Convention; or any other external treaties or laws not executed internally by the U.S. Congress. 
  4. Choice of Forum. Any legal actions relating to this contract shall be maintained in a state court or a federal district court located Arizona, and both The Wolf’s Print and the Staff Member irrevocably consent to jurisdiction and venue in that state. In the event that any legal action or any other proceeding is commenced to enforce any provision of this contract or as a result of a breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any provision of this contract, the successful or prevailing party shall be entitled, in addition to any other relief to which said party may be entitled, to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation incurred in such action or proceeding. 
  5. Arbitration. At The Wolf’s Print’s sole and exclusive discretion, a legal dispute raised by either party can be sent to binding arbitration, in which the substantive and procedural laws dictated by this document will continue to apply. The Wolf’s Print has up to six (6) months from the date served with a complaint to force arbitration and will the fee required by the administrator of arbitration. The parties may mutually agree on an arbitrator, but if mutual agreement is impossible, the parties agree to permit the National Arbitration Forum to select a neutral arbitrator in The Wolf’s Print’s geographic area. In no event with The Wolf’s Print be bound to an arbitration that would require more than one hundred and twenty (120) miles of travel.
  6. Severability. If any provision or any portion of any provision(s) of this contract is illegal, invalid, or unenforceable for any reason, including (without limitation) any restrictive covenants and/or any law(s) of this or any other jurisdiction where this contract is enforced or construed, the offensive provision(s) or portion(s) thereof are considered void and eliminated from the contract as if never incorporated herein, unless striking the illegal, invalid or unenforceable part of the contract frustrates the purpose of the contract. 
  7. Waiver. A waiver by either party of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement in any instance shall not be deemed or construed to be a waiver of such term or condition for the future or of any subsequent breach thereof.
  8. Merger. This agreement constitutes the complete, final and entire understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior representations, negotiations, promises, understandings or agreements, whether oral or written, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. No amendment of this agreement will have legal force unless in writing and executed by the authorized officers of the respective parties.
  9. Headings. The headings used in this Agreement are intended for reference only and shall not be deemed part of this Agreement. 
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