Code of Ethics
We strive to report the truth through and provide context and insight through informative opinions. People working for or contributing to The Rise News should:
- provide content that is based on facts, impartial and balanced.
- verify all content before submitting for publications. Follow three words for your story – verify, verify and verify. Always ask sources this question: How do you know? The reporter or contributor is solely responsible for ensuring all material submitted is factual.
- give explicit credit or attribution to any content created by someone else. To not do so is plagiarism, an offense that will end your relationship with TRN.
- never accept favors, gifts or money from sources or potential sources to avoid damaging your credibility and the credibility of TRN. Customary deeds such as offering tea and food are acceptable if done in moderation.
- avoid conflicts of interest.
- acknowledge your own bias and make sure your bias and self-interests are excluded from the content.
- use an anonymous source only when anonymity is necessary to protect the person’s safety or livelihood. Attempt to verify the information with sources willing to go on the record.
- do not use the name or photo of a crime victim without the permission of the victim or a family member and NEVER use the name or photograph of a sexual assault victim.
- understand that sponsors cannot be allowed to influence what is reported and written in TRN.
- Be free to express your views on social media but think how your views could impact TRN’s reputation.
- first share news with TRN and then you can share the information on social media.
accept your mistakes, correct them and respond to people who question your content to ensure the information is clear, correct and fair.
- be aware that you are a watchdog of the people holding power. Do your best to report the truth and give voice to the voiceless.
- Respect people’s privacy and respect people’s equal rights.
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