The Daily Princetonian receives a number of letters to the editor from the University administration, usually in response to articles and editorials published in our paper. While we sincerely appreciate the feedback, commentary and dialogue, we are also concerned that a growing number of letters are not coming directly from their authors but are being sent to us via Princeton’s central Office of Communications.
We believe that it is in the interest of our readers to know if public relations officials have seen content meant to run in the ‘Prince’ pre-publication. From now on, if we receive a letter through the Office of Communications, we will indicate this at the end of the letter in an Editor’s note. If, as a result of this new policy, we stop receiving letters through the Office of Communications, we will, of course, inform you of this later on.