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Breaking News Policy

In the event of a breaking news situation, 42Fifty will publish a short news brief as soon as possible. It will only include confirmed facts that are useful to our readership and fit our standards of newsworthiness. If updates occur within 48 hours, we will update the initial article.  After 48 hours, a new article should be published.

The editors may choose not to publish certain confirmed information if they determine that its publication would cause additional harm or panic. Our goal as a staff is to report the truth while minimizing harm.

42Fifty will follow up the initial brief with a longer article, when appropriate, depending on the topic. The longer piece may include additional interviews, details, and/or feelings of students/staff about the initial event.