Opinion concerning Strengthening Management of and Further Running Newspaper “Weekend Editions” Well

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Central Propaganda Department, Administration of Press and Publications

In recent years, our country’s newspaper sector has developed rapidly, and a considerable number of newspapers now publish “weekend editions”, “weekly magazines”, “monthly editions”, etc. (hereafter jointly named “weekend editions”). The content of the majority of newspapers’ “weekend editions” is rich, their forms are varied, they have had a positive function in broadening information amounts, strengthening educational and service functions, enriching the masses’ cultural lives and other areas. But, there are also a small number of newspapers where some problems have appeared in “weekend editions”, in terms of public opinion guidance, content style, truthfulness of news, etc. In order to strengthen management over newspaper “weekend edition”, further running newspaper “weekend editions” well, and even better giving rein to their function in the construction of a Socialist material civilization and spiritual civilization, the following opinions are hereby put forward:

I, “Weekend editions” are a component part of newspapers, they must persist in taking Deng Xiaoping’s theory of constructing Socialism with Chinese characteristics as basic policy, persist in the Party’s basic line, persist in liberating thoughts, seeking truth from facts and grasping the correct public opinion orientation. They may not publish content that violates the Party’ line, principles and policies, and State laws and regulations.

II, “Weekend editions” have a broad readership, they are an important propaganda and ideology battlefield, they must persist in the orientation of serving the people and serving Socialism, and persist in the principles of unity, stability, encouragement and giving first place to positive propaganda. They must filly give rein to their superiority in sticking close to the masses, sticking close to life and sticking close to reality, incessantly enrich content and raise quality. They must put social effect first.

III, Running “weekend editions” well has an important function in constructing a Socialist spiritual civilization, attention must be paid to propaganda art, adopting vivid and vigorous methods, using elegant styles, civilized and healthy content to guide and educate the masses. The main melody must be carried forward, persisting in the main melody must be unified with diversification, patriotic, collectivist and Socialist ideology must be forcefully propagated, persisting in the correct view of life, civilized and healthy life methods under conditions of the Socialist market economy must be vigorously proposed, Mammonism, extreme individualism and degenerate life methods must be opposed. It is not permitted to publish obscene or sexual content, content playing up murder or violence and other content harming the physical and mental health of readers. They must be good at guidance concerning hot issues and difficult issues that the masses care about, and do their work well.

IV, Newspaper “weekend editions” shall persist in the purpose and the work division scope that was determined by the newspaper itself and approved by the administrative press and publications management departments, strive to bring out their own characteristics, and may not change or exceed their purpose or work division scope without authorization.

V, “Weekend editions” must persist in the principle of truthfulness of news, and resist false news in any form. They must strengthen their news nature, and prevent magazinification.

VI, “Weekend editions” must strive to propagate scientific knowledge, it is strictly prohibited to publicize feudal superstition or pseudoscience.

VII, Straiten propaganda discipline. “Weekend editions” shall abide by relevant regulations on news and propaganda, grasp propaganda lines, and must timely ask relevant leading departments for instructions on issues they are uncertain about. It is strictly prohibited to leak party and State secrets. They may not reprint news or articles from foreign media without authorization.

VIII, Straiten publishing order. The publishing of “weekend editions” shall abide by the relevant provisions of the “Notice concerning Strengthening Management over Newspaper Publication of ‘Weekend Editions'”, the “Notice concerning that Newspapers Shall Abide by the Purpose for Running the Newspaper and Straiten Publishing Order”, and other documents.

IV, Complete responsibility systems must be established. A general editorial responsibility system is implemented for “weekend editions”. Newspaper publishers’ general editors must strictly keep the gate of contributions (including advertisements) published in “weekend editions”, and may not in any way pass on the final examination power over newspapers (including inviting newspaper hawkers to go over the proofs, contracting to individuals, etc.). “Paid-for news” is strictly prohibited.

X, Where “weekend editions” violate regulations, the administrative press and publications management departments imposes punishment according to relevant regulations, including cessation of publication of the “weekend edition” for one to five numbers, cessation of publication for rectification and cessation of publication, etc.

 

关于加强管理进一步办好报纸“周末版”的意见
中宣部 新闻出版署

近年来,我国报业发展很快,有相当数量的报纸出版了“周末版”、“星期刊”、“月末版”等(以下统称“周末版”)。大部分报纸的“周末版”内容丰富、形式多样,在扩大信息量、增强教育和服务功能、丰富群众文化生活等方面,起到了积极的作用。但是,也有少数报纸的“周末版”在舆论导向、内容格调和新闻真实性等方面出现了一些问题。为了加强对报纸“周末版”的管理,进一步办好报纸“周末版”,更好地发挥其在社会主义物质文明和精神文明建设中的作用,特提出如下意见:

一、“周末版”是报纸的一个组成部分,必须坚持以邓小平同志建设有中国特色社会主义理论为根本指针,坚持党的基本路线,坚持解放思想、实事求是,把握正确的舆论导向。不得刊登违反党的路线、方针、政策和国家法律、法规的内容。

二、“周末版”有着广泛的读者,是重要的宣传思想阵地,要坚持为人民服务、为社会主义服务的方向,坚持团结、稳定、鼓劲,正面宣传为主的方针。要充分发挥贴近群众、贴近生活、贴近实际的优势,不断丰富内容,提高质量。要把社会效益放在第一位。

三、办好“周末版”对社会主义精神文明建设有着重要的作用,要讲究宣传艺术,采用生动活泼的方式,用格调高雅、文明健康的内容引导和教育群众。要弘扬主旋律,坚持主旋律与多样化的统一,大力宣传爱国主义、集体主义和社会主义思想,积极倡导在社会主义市场经济条件下坚持正确的人生观和文明健康的生活方式,反对拜金主义、极端个人主义和腐朽的生活方式。不允许刊登淫秽、色情和渲染凶杀、暴力等有害读者身心健康的内容。对群众关心的热点、难点问题,要善于引导,做好工作。

四、报纸“周末版”应坚持本报已确定的并经新闻出版行政管理部门批准的办报宗旨和分工范围,努力办出自己的特色,不得擅自改变和超越办报宗旨与分工范围。

五、“周末版”要坚持新闻真实性的原则,杜绝任何形式的虚假报道。要加强新闻性,防止杂志化。

六、“周末版”要努力传播科学知识,严禁宣扬封建迷信和伪科学。

七、严格宣传纪律。“周末版”应遵守新闻宣传的有关规定,把握宣传口径,拿不准的问题要及时请示有关领导部门。严禁泄露党和国家的机密。不得擅自转载境外媒体的新闻、文章。

八、严格出版秩序。“周末版”的出版应遵守新闻出版署《关于加强报纸出版“周末版”管理的通知》和《关于报纸应遵守办报宗旨严格出版秩序的通知》等文件的有关规定。

九、要建立健全责任制。“周末版”实行总编辑负责制。报社总编辑要对“周末版”刊登的稿件(包括广告)严格把关,不得以任何方式出让报纸的终审权(包括请报贩看大样、承包给个人等)。严格禁止“有偿新闻”。

十、“周末版”违反规定的,由新闻出版行政管理部门依照有关规定进行处罚,包括决定对“周末版”停止出版一至五期、停刊整顿直至停止出版等。

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