WikiTribune and its founders are committed to creating an accurate and evidence-based platform for journalism by staff and a global community.
They intend to hold those involved to the highest ethical standards evident in examples of best practice in the media industry and online collaborative platforms.
Accuracy, a neutral point of view, clarity, sourcing, intellectual rigour and fairness are central to the vision the WikiTribune founders have of an open journalism platform in which staff and community members share a common responsibility to quality and truth telling in news.
WikiTribune will work against bias in what it publishes, and make its journalism open to amendment, correction, and disagreement while always striving for accuracy and impartiality. Legal compliance may require deletion of material, editing and even the restriction of user rights.
WikiTribune is owned by a privately held for-profit company registered in the United Kingdom and will always strive to be transparent in its policies, staffing and decisions that affect the WikiTribune platform, staff and the community.
We will deal with corrections, deletions, notice-and-takedown requirements, conflicts of interest and any issues of changes to or removal of journalistic content in a clear manner based on policies and the experience of the staff team and the expertise present in the community.
Ethics statement in the rest of the media industry we think can help guide us, include:
– The Trust Principles of Thomson Reuters
– ProPublica Code of Ethics
– WikiTribune isn’t part of Wikipedia, however, the “five pillars” which underpin that project are broadly applicable to the approach WikiTribune is taking
We welcome your thoughts on the Ethics statement in TALK on the top right of this page.