Fact-Checking Policy

Savannah Herald is committed to providing our readers with accurate and reliable news information. To uphold this commitment, we have established a rigorous fact-checking policy that our journalists adhere to.

Our Fact-Checking Process

  • Verification of Sources: We verify the credibility of all sources before citing them in our articles. This includes verifying the expertise of individuals, the reputation of organizations, and the authenticity of documents.
  • Multiple Source Confirmation: We strive to corroborate information with at least two independent and reliable sources whenever possible.
  • Transparency: We are transparent about our sources and methods. We cite our sources whenever possible and avoid using anonymous sources unless absolutely necessary.
  • Contextualization: We provide context for all information we present. This includes explaining the significance of information, outlining different perspectives on an issue, and highlighting any potential biases.
  • Correction Policy: We are committed to correcting any errors that may appear in our articles. If you identify an error, please contact us at [email protected]. We will promptly investigate the issue and make any necessary corrections.

Types of Content Fact-Checked

  • News Articles: All news articles published on Savannah Herald undergo our fact-checking process.
  • Opinion Pieces: While opinion pieces reflect the views of the author, we fact-check any factual claims made within them.
  • Social Media Posts: We fact-check information shared on our social media platforms before posting.

What We Don’t Fact-Check

  • Social media comments and user-generated content: We encourage our readers to be critical of information they encounter online, including comments on our website and social media platforms.
  • Humor and satire: We clearly label satirical or humorous content to avoid confusion.

Reader Feedback

We value your feedback. If you have any questions or concerns about the accuracy of information presented in an article, please contact us at [email protected].

Commitment to Accuracy

Savannah Herald is committed to providing our readers with accurate and trustworthy news information. We believe that fact-checking is essential to maintaining journalistic integrity and earning the trust of our audience.