Ethics Policy

The Savannah Herald is committed to delivering accurate, fair, and ethical news coverage to our readers. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of journalistic integrity and strive to report the news with transparency and accountability.

Our Core Principles:

  • Accuracy: We fact-check all information before publication and strive to correct any errors promptly.
  • Fairness: We present all sides of a story fairly and objectively. We avoid sensationalism and bias in our reporting.
  • Transparency: We disclose any potential conflicts of interest and identify sources whenever possible.
  • Accountability: We are committed to correcting any errors and being held accountable for our reporting.

Specific Policies:

  • Conflicts of Interest: We avoid any conflicts of interest that could compromise our reporting. If a potential conflict arises, we will disclose it to our readers.
  • Gifts and Gratuities: We do not accept gifts or gratuities from sources that could influence our reporting.
  • Sources: We strive to identify our sources whenever possible. We protect the confidentiality of sources who request anonymity.
  • Social Media: We maintain a professional presence on social media platforms. We avoid expressing personal opinions on social media that could be perceived as bias in our reporting.
  • Accuracy of Headlines: Our headlines accurately reflect the content of the story. We avoid misleading or sensational headlines.
  • Corrections: We promptly correct any errors in our reporting. We publish corrections on our website and in print, as appropriate.

Confidentiality:

We will not disclose any personal information obtained through our work as journalists, except as required by law or with the consent of the individual.

Contact:

If you have any questions about our ethics policy, please contact us at:

[email protected]

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