First Lutheran Church of Carson’s complete Media Policy and Guidelines

Media Policy for First Lutheran Church of Carson

Adopted August, 2016

Media (photos, video, and audio) of congregation members bring our congregation to life, providing a window in to the vitality and friendliness of our community as it gathers on Sunday morning and all through the week. To respect the privacy rights and concerns of members and protect the safety of children pictured, First Lutheran Church of Carson established this Media Policy.

In most general terms: media of adults engaged in congregation activities and used to report on congregational events may be used without seeking permission. In these cases, it is always prudent and we will strive to let the people in the media know that the media may be used by the congregation.

Here are common-sense guidelines and resources for First Lutheran Church of Carson media administrator to help address these issues. First Lutheran Church of Carson media administrator is anyone who can circulate church media to an audience outside the church either via the web or printed material Media Guidelines for First Lutheran Church of Carson. Those responsible for First Lutheran Church of Carson media (photos, videos, audio material, and in print) have the ultimate responsibility to follow and enforce these guidelines:

We do not publish media of children under 18 years old without prior written permission from the parents/guardians per the release form attached.

We try not to post or publish anything that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to anyone in the media. If we know someone is shy about such things, we ask them before posting or publishing the media.