Editorial Independence Policy

We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content, maintaining a firewall between news coverage decisions and the pursuit of revenue. Accepting financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but all editorial decisions are made independently, not on the basis of donor support. At times, we accept support for coverage of particular topics, but those topics are determined by our editorial staff, and we maintain full editorial control of the resulting coverage. Donors receive no preferential coverage, have no right to review editorial content before it is published and do not influence the direction or findings of our reporting in any way.

We do not accept donations from government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office, nor do we accept donations from sources who our board of directors deem could present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our editorial independence.