On behalf of the board of directors for the Sheaf.
On June 2, 2021 a story was published on the Sheaf’s website pertaining to the ongoing situation in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine on the Gaza Strip. The story published contained pictures from across the world and quotes from a Palestinian family in Saskatoon sharing how they viewed the ongoing situation.
It is the opinion of the Sheaf’s board of directors that the story did not meet the journalistic standards set out in the Sheaf‘s mandate. The Sheaf prides itself on delivering accurate and balanced news and entertainment reporting.
The mission of the Sheaf is to inform and entertain students by addressing those issues that are relevant to life on campus, in the city or in the province. The newspaper serves as a forum for discussion on a wide range of issues that concern students. Written for students, by students, it provides unique insight into university issues through a student perspective. The staff of editors, photographers and artists collaborate with volunteers as student journalists to create a product relevant to students on the University of Saskatchewan campus.
The story “The Reality of Palestine” did not fulfill this mandate and because of this, the board has agreed to remove the story from the website with a three to two majority vote from the board members.
The Sheaf Board of Directors