Welcome to Discover Hervey Bay, where we are committed to providing our readers with accurate, fair, and unbiased information. Our editorial policies serve as a guide to maintaining the highest standards of journalism and ensuring transparency and accountability in our reporting.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our editorial principles.
1. Editorial Independence
We maintain a strict separation between our editorial content and advertising. Our reporting is driven by journalistic integrity, and we do not allow advertisers to influence our editorial decisions.
2. Accuracy and Fact-Checking
Our commitment to accuracy is paramount. We employ rigorous fact-checking procedures to ensure that the information presented in our articles is reliable and verifiable. In the event of errors, we promptly correct them and transparently communicate the corrections to our readers.
3. Fairness and Objectivity
We strive to present information in a fair and unbiased manner. Our editorial team is committed to representing diverse perspectives and avoiding sensationalism in our reporting.
We believe in transparency about our sources and methods. Our writers disclose their sources, and when expressing opinions, they clearly distinguish them from factual information. Opinion pieces are labelled as such.
5. Plagiarism and Attribution
Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. We give proper attribution to sources and uphold the highest standards of academic and journalistic integrity. User-generated content is handled with care, respecting intellectual property rights.
6. Privacy and Sensitivity
Respecting individuals’ privacy is a priority. We handle sensitive information with utmost care, particularly when reporting on vulnerable populations.
7. Community Standards
We encourage open and respectful dialogue. User comments are moderated to ensure they align with our community standards, promoting a civil and constructive atmosphere.
8. Editorial Style and Tone
Consistency in writing style and tone is crucial to maintaining our brand identity. We use inclusive language and strive to communicate effectively with our diverse audience.
9. Corrections and Clarifications
We take responsibility for our content. When errors are identified, we correct them promptly and transparently. Clarifications are provided to ensure our readers have the most accurate information.
10. Editorial Team Responsibilities
Our editorial team is composed of professionals dedicated to upholding the highest standards of journalism. Roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, and decisions are made collaboratively.
11. Compliance with Laws and Ethical Standards
We adhere to all relevant laws and uphold ethical standards in our reporting. Our commitment to journalism ethics guides our decision-making processes.
12. Social Media and Online Presence
Our online presence reflects our commitment to quality journalism. We engage responsibly on social media, maintaining consistent branding and messaging, and handling controversial topics with care.
13. Review and Updates
We regularly review and update our editorial policies to adapt to industry changes. Feedback from our audience and team members is invaluable in ensuring that we continue to meet the highest standards of journalism.
Thank you for trusting Discover Hervey Bay as your source of news and information. We appreciate your engagement and welcome any feedback you may have.
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