In our quest to deliver accurate, timely, unbiased information, the RPI is guided by a set of policies and principles outlined below.
The RPI’s mission is, as the Society of Professional Journalists’ ethics code suggests, to seek the truth and report it. Reporters also strive to do so without fear or favor, and in the most clear, precise and transparent manner possible.
Our news coverage does not and should not convey a partisan or ideological position. Our mission is to deliver the verified information free of sensationalism or position. We publish a separate news opinion page for those freedoms.
Reporters must not accept gifts, including but not limited to travel and lodging accommodations, from the subjects of their reporting.
Whenever possible, reporters should avoid reporting on topics when they have a conflict of interest. In the event that it’s unavoidable for a reporter to report on such a topic, the RPI will disclose the conflict in the article in question.
Our reporters should obtain information from original sources whenever possible. When citing information from other sources, reporters must clearly cite the sources they’re using, and note the original source author.
An article published to the RPI is a living document that must be updated as events unfold so that readers can consume the most updated, relevant information available, regardless of the original publication date of the article. If a reporter or editor makes material changes to an article beyond updating it as events unfold, the RPI will make note of the changes in the form of a correction or clarification.
DIVERSE VOICES STATEMENT
Unbiased, objective reporting is at the heart of thinking and acting as journalists, not “inclusion”. The complex issues we face as a society require respect for different viewpoints, but not so much so that it alters or presses differing viewpoints aside of that of the observer. Race, class, generation, gender and geography do not affect facts or a story. Reflecting these differences in our reporting leads to not so much truth and a forced narrative. We seek facts and clarity in our reporting staff, not colors.
We strive for accuracy and transparency. If we get something wrong, we’ll correct whatever is wrong, and issue a correction notice at the bottom of the post in question. The correction will note what incorrect information was presented and how it has been corrected.
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OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE & FOUNDING DATE
The Republic Post Informer, began as an idea in 2012 in New York City. We’re a private digital media company that operates RepubPost.com and OnAirMedia.com. Its majority owner and CEO is Kathryn Taylor, one of the company’s co-founders. The RPI receives no funding from public or private grants or outside government sources of any kind.
We The People
The RPI’s mission is to deliver news and information that people are looking for in a timely manner and an easy-to-digest format. We show our work, making it clear how we know what we know and where we found the information we’re presenting. The RPI covers a wide range of political topics, with an emphasis for traditional American patriots.
The RPI commits to do its best to publish accurate information across all of its content. We investigate claims with skepticism; question assumptions; challenge conventional wisdom; and seek to corroborate information with multiple sources. We stand by the information as accurate, and if it’s not, we will change it as quickly as possible and be transparent with our readers about the magnitude of the error.
We guide our journalists and contributors to ask the following questions when double-checking information in a quest for the truth.
· How do you come by this information?
· How can you be sure?
· Where is the evidence?
· Who is the source, and how does the source know?
· What is the supporting documentation?
As always we welcome feedback from our readers and accept ALL comments to our stories. Only spam links are deleted. Ever.
UNNAMED SOURCES POLICY
Our staff must consider the motives of sources requesting anonymity. Anonymity must only be granted if the information in question cannot be obtained through another source. Our staff must always consult with an editor before publishing information from an anonymous source on any story. When granting anonymity to a source, our staff must explain why anonymity was granted.
We are committed to engaging with you and taking action based on your suggestions, complaints and other feedback. Always.
Readers can always email their tips and story suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readers with general feedback, questions, or concerns can contact Senior Managing Editor Kathryn Taylor at email@example.com, and News Editor Christopher John Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.