Corrections, Ethics & Diversity Policy
When a factual error occurs in a story, Law&Crime requires a correction to be made promptly and a clear acknowledgement to be noted at the end of the story. If it happens on-air, we require a prompt verbal correction.
Ethics & Diversity Policy:
Law & Crime’s Editors/Hosts/Producers:
- Hold those with power accountable for their actions and give those without a voice an opportunity to be heard
- Take responsibility for the accuracy & reliability of content, and rely on original sources whenever it is possible.
- Provide full and appropriate context in their reporting
- Grant anonymity only to those who may face physical harm, danger, or professional consequences
- Give subjects of news coverage advance notice to respond to questions and the opportunity to give quotes in response to a story
- Seek out more diverse voices and sources on the topics we cover
- Constantly look for opportunities to diversify our reader base & editorial staff
- Are committed to creating and maintaining an open and inclusive workplace
- Are transparent about paid content–clearly label sponsored articles or segments
- Never plagiarize
- Use sensitivity when covering victims of sex crimes, juveniles, or those who are unable to give consent
- Avoid conflicts of interest and disclose any unavoidable conflicts
- Refuse gifts or monetary compensation that could appear to compromise journalistic integrity or credibility
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