Corrections, Ethics & Diversity Policy

Corrections 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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