A streamlined unpublishing process is as important as thoughtful policy



An official request process and tracking form are vital — and we want to build you one.

If I asked you to give me the basics of your last five unpublishing requests, could you do it? What about the last 10? Twenty? Fifty?

Do you have any history about the requests that were received by the editor before you? If you were to leave, is there a record for the next one?

If you can’t answer these questions, you are in good company. When I surveyed 109 news editors, only four — FOUR! — said they had a system for tracking requests to unpublish.

Read the full article from Reynolds Journalism Institute: A streamlined unpublishing process is as important as thoughtful policy