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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Comment FAQs

How do I post a comment?

At the bottom of every post there is a button that says “Leave a Comment.” Click this to open the comment box. You may also open the comment section by pressing the speech bubble icon on the right side of the screen. After you type your comment, enter your name, email address and mark whether you are a human or a robot. After submission, please allow up to 48 hours for comment moderation, though we strive to be quicker.

Why was my comment rejected?

Comments are not edited by the Chronicle. They are either accepted as-is or rejected. 

A comment may be denied or removed if any of its content meets one or more of the following criteria: 

  • Obscenity, profanity, racism, sexism or hateful content. 
  • Threats or encouragement of violent or illegal behavior.
  • Excessively long, off-topic or repetitive content. 
  • The use of threatening language or personal attacks against Chronicle members.
  • Posts violating copyright or trademark law.
  • Advertisement or promotion of products, services, entities or individuals.

In the case of duplicate or near-identical comments by the same user, or comments with identical portions, only the first submission will be accepted. This includes comments posted on multiple articles. 

Users who habitually post comments that are denied or removed may be blocked from commenting.

Does moderation mean only comments you agree with are published?

The comments posted on are not endorsed by or a reflection of the Daily Utah Chronicle staff or editorial board. Comments are not rejected for the opinions they express.

Does moderation mean I can’t criticize an article or another comment? 

No. The Chronicle welcomes feedback, corrections and discussion from the community. However, personal attacks on members of the Chronicle or other commenters are not welcome.

Where do I submit news tips or corrections?

Tips or corrections can be left in comments, but to directly reach our staff, send tips to [email protected] and corrections to [email protected]

Why are comments moderated? What about the First Amendment?

Moderation of comments prevents spam or irrelevant content and allows readers to have meaningful discussions without hateful language, personal attacks or unnecessary distractions. 

According to the law, at a public college or university, student editors are responsible for making all editorial content in their publication, including comments made by the public on the website and in letters to the editor.The Daily Utah Chronicle is independent of the University of Utah and our content is not endorsed by the University or reflective of the University’s views. Student journalists are not state actors and editorial decisions are not limited by the First Amendment. The Supreme Court has consistently recognized and affirmed the right of public college student editors to reject content.


The Daily Utah Chronicle would like to thank the Student Press Law Center for their time and dedication to helping us maintain our right to moderate our comments. You can read their analysis of the relevant laws below. 

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