Online and Social Media Policy

Michigan Radio makes extensive efforts to provide an online forum for questions, comments, and opinions. In the interest in maintaining a healthy online community, Michigan Radio reserves the right to moderate conversations and comments.

By using our online channels, the user ("you") hereby agrees to the following terms and conditions:

  • Your comments will not contain language that is defamatory, offensive, obscene, or pornographic.
  • You will not use language that discriminates based on gender, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, or other such characterization. A user can be permanently banned from our comment services for using hate speech.
  • You will express your opinion without affecting the ability of others to do the same. We encourage open debate and argument, but this requires that all participants are respectful and courteous. Do not attack or threaten other users. If it becomes apparent that you are actively discouraging other users from commenting, Michigan Radio may remove your comments or suspend you from the forum.
  • You will not post repetitive or duplicate comments. Comments that are repeated accidentally will be removed without further repercussion. If you intentionally interrupt the conversation, you can be suspended from the forum.
  • Comments must relate to specific page where you are posting. Michigan Radio reserves the right to remove comments that stray from the topic at hand. Michigan Radio will remove irrelevant posts, as well as "spam" posts that solicit or advertise without permission.
  • You agree to let Michigan Radio use the comments for other purposes. Possible uses include reading comments on the air, displaying on other web pages (e.g. -- Michigan Radio's home page), or posting on social media services.
  • You claim responsibility for your comment. User comments are separate from Michigan Radio and do not represent our editorial viewpoint. Michigan Radio will review as many comments as possible, but Michigan Radio is not responsible for violations of these guidelines.

Associated Press Usage Agreement:

The following provision applies to all visitors (which shall include persons and representatives of legal entities, whether such representatives are persons or digital engines of a kind that crawls, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores, or transmits digital content).

By accessing this Web site or digital service, you specifically acknowledge and agree that: (i) Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and video materials shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. (ii) No Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use; (iii) The Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing. (iv) The Associated Press is an intended third party beneficiary of these terms and conditions and it may exercise all rights and remedies available to it; and (v) The Associated Press reserves the right to audit possible unauthorized commerical use of AP materials or any portion thereof at any time.

Terms of Use:

The following provision applies to all visitors (which shall include persons and representatives of legal entities, whether such representatives are persons or digital engines of a kind that crawls, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores, or transmits digital content).

By accessing this Web site or digital service, you specifically acknowledge and agree that:

(i) Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and video materials shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium.

(ii) No Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use;

(iii) The Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

(iv) The Associated Press is an intended third party beneficiary of these terms and conditions and it may exercise all rights and remedies available to it; and (v) The Associated Press reserves the right to audit possible unauthorized commerical use of AP materials or any portion thereof at any time. 

These terms apply to all Michigan Radio websites, social media pages, and any other comment-enabled web service that we manage.