Principles

Quality

  • We will strive to be as accurate as possible given the time and resources available
  • We will aim to be as fair and objective as we can
  • We will seek as many sources as we can and distinguish between comment, conjecture and fact
  • We will ensure all posts are edited by a person other than the author before publication
  • We will solicit contributions from writers and practitioners of a high standard and expect them to abide by these principles

Transparency

  • Where a source can be attributed, we will attribute it
  • Where a source can be linked to, we will link to it
  • Where we have an interest to declare, such as a relationship with the subject of a blogpost, we will declare it

Accountability

  • Where we have made a mistake, we will correct it and make clear that a mistake has been corrected
  • We welcome comments on blogposts and encourage free discussion, but reserve the right to remove offensive, libellous and otherwise unsuitable contributions
  • Full contact details can be found on our contacts page

For more about principles, read Martin Moore’s blogpost for PBS MediaShift: What are the universal principles that guide journalism?