New policy: REAL MIDDLE NAMES are REQUIRED if sending any story or requesting interviews from Facebook, Instagram, or email

by jovan1984

After over seven years of debating, any story you send as newsworthy over Facebook, Outlook, Instagram, phone call or text message (Messaging for Windows, IMessage for the IPhone and Messenger for Android phones) for posting on Aiken Area Progressive will require all people to disclose their real middle names on the aforementioned services.

That policy is also in effect for all interviews on those mediums.

Additionally, we will only accept submissions in private messages.

This policy was originally slated to go into effect on March 18, 2009, but was delayed for further studies about names and cyberharassment.

To reduce harassment, we will no longer accept submissions on any pages/accounts on Facebook or Instagram where anyone besides the sender(s) and receiver(s) can see the submission(s).

Thanks for your understanding.

Jovan, administrator at Aiken Area Progressive