About the Daily 49er


The Daily 49er is the longest running student news publication at Long Beach State University and is the “paper of record” for the institution. As the most prolific news source on campus, the Daily 49er’s reporters continue to  produce award-winning coverage of campus and city news and events. Daily news stories and coverage can be found on Daily49er.com and on the @daily49er social media channels. The newspaper prints on Mondays and Thursdays during the semester.

First published as The Forty-Niner , the paper’s name commemorated the school’s founding on September 28, 1949. On Nov. 11, 1949, less than two months after the opening of the school, the original publication was produced as an 8½ -by-14 inch typewritten, mimeographed paper of four pages, issued every other Friday. Seventy years later, the Daily 49er is still the best source for campus news, sports, arts and life, and more. The Daily 49er is produced entirely by LBSU students and published by LBSU’s Department of Journalism and Public Relations.

The Daily 49er abides by the Society of Professional Journalism (SPJ) Code of Ethics.

SPJ Code of Ethics

PREAMBLE
Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is
the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the
free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with
integrity. The Society declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and
encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media.

SEEK TRUTH AND REPORT IT
Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

ACT INDEPENDENTLY
The highest and primary obligation of ethical journalism is to serve the public.

BE ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT
Ethical journalism means taking responsibility for one’s work and explaining one’s decisions to the public.

MINIMIZE HARM
Ethical journalism treats the public with respect and with an open mind.

For the full text of the SPJ Code of Ethics, visit https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp .

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