Fact-Checking Policy

Editorial Standards and Correction Policies for Newshutt.com

a) Accuracy Commitment: Newshutt.com is dedicated to ensuring the highest standard of accuracy across all content. Rigorous steps, including scepticism, questioning assumptions, and challenging conventional wisdom, are undertaken to verify information.

b) Due Accuracy: Our commitment to due accuracy is foundational to our reputation and audience trust. “Due” accuracy ensures adequacy appropriate to the content, considering subject and nature, and explicitly acknowledging any constraints.

c) Sourcing and Corroboration: All output, as per content and nature, is well-sourced, evidence-based, and corroborated. Honesty about unknowns and the avoidance of unfounded speculation are paramount.

d) Plagiarism and Distortion: Journalists at Newshutt.com never deliberately plagiarise or distort facts or context, including visual information. Originality and integrity in reporting are non-negotiable.

e) Independent Verification: Independent verification is sought from sources, especially for claims by public officials or those with specific agendas. Unverifiable claims are attributed, maintaining transparency.

f) Accountability and Corrections: Newshutt.com stands by the accuracy of its information. Any proven inaccuracies prompt swift correction. Factual errors are acknowledged, corrected promptly, and communicated transparently.

g) Reader Engagement: Readers are encouraged to report inaccuracies through the ‘Suggest a Correction’ section at the end of each web story. This provides a fair opportunity for the public to contribute to accuracy.

h) Fact-Checking Structure: A multi-level fact-checking structure is in place, with the seniority of editors reviewing stories varying based on complexity, sensitivity, and time constraints.

Correction Policies: While Newshutt.com aims for excellence, occasional errors may occur. Corrections are a joint effort.

Readers:

  • Contact Editor-in-Chief, Emilee Wentland, via newshutt85@gmail.com with the subject “Correction Needed.”
  • Include correction, issue date, where the error occurred, reader’s name, contact details, correct information, and source (if applicable).

Newshutt.com:

  • The editor-in-chief investigates errors using the provided information.
  • If an error is confirmed, corrections are issued in print (next issue’s page 2A), on the website (corrected article with an editor’s note), and on social media.

This collaborative approach ensures accuracy, transparency, and excellence in reporting for both readers and Newshutt.com.