Cheapism.com Editorial Guidelines
Cheapism.com is committed to providing accurate, fair, and unbiased news coverage to our audience. Our mission is to deliver high-quality journalism that informs, educates, and engages our readers while upholding the principles of integrity, transparency, and accountability.
1. Accuracy and Fairness: Our team verifies information rigorously before publishing. We attribute information to reliable sources and provide a balanced representation of diverse perspectives.
2. Independence and Integrity: We are committed to avoiding conflicts of interest that may compromise journalistic integrity. Our site clearly distinguishes between news reporting and opinion pieces. We do not accept gifts, favors, or compensation that could influence reporting.
3. Transparency: We clearly disclose sources and methods used in the reporting process, correct errors promptly and transparently, and clearly label sponsored or paid content.
4. Privacy and Sensitivity: We respect individuals' privacy rights in reporting. We exercise caution and sensitivity when reporting on traumatic events and avoid unnecessary harm or sensationalism in the pursuit of a story.
5. Editorial Independence and Process: Our site clearly distinguishes between editorial content and advertising. We maintain editorial independence from advertisers. Our team follows a transparent editorial process from idea generation to publication. We conduct regular editorial meetings to discuss and assess content strategy.
6. Community Engagement: We encourage reader feedback and constructive criticism. Our goal is to foster a sense of community by responding to reader comments and inquiries, as well as monitoring and moderating user-generated content to ensure a respectful and inclusive environment.
7. Diversity and Inclusivity: We strive to represent a diverse range of voices, perspectives, and communities. We are mindful of language and images to avoid perpetuating stereotypes or biases.
8. Social Media Use: Our team uses social media responsibly to promote content and engage with the audience. We clearly distinguish between personal and professional social media use and always avoid sharing unverified information on social media platforms.
9. Compliance with Legal Standards: We adhere to local, national, and international laws and regulations and seek legal advice when necessary to ensure compliance with defamation, libel, and copyright laws.
Review and Revision: This editorial guideline policy will be regularly reviewed and updated to adapt to changing journalistic standards, industry best practices, and the evolving needs of our audience.
Date of Last Revision: 1/10/2024