Editorial Policies

Corrections Policy

When a factual error occurs in a story, Mediaite requires a correction to be made promptly and a clear acknowledgement to be noted at the end of the story. We do not require acknowledgments to be made for spelling errors or updates added to a story that has developed.

We encourage our reporters to flag factual errors in their own reporting and their colleagues’. If readers spot a factual error, please reach out to us at tips@mediaite.com

Ethics & Diversity Policy

Mediaite’s Editors:

  • Take responsibility for the accuracy & reliability of content, and will use original sources whenever it is possible.
  • Take context into consideration, and provide full and appropriate context whenever necessary
  • Grant anonymity only to those who may face physical harm, danger, or professional consequences
  • Give subjects of news coverage ample and fair time to respond to questions and the opportunity to give quotes in response to an article
  • Hold those with power accountable for their actions and give those without a voice an opportunity to be heard
  • Seek out more diverse voices and sources on the topics we cover
  • Constantly look for opportunities to diversify our reader base & editorial staff
  • Are committed to creating and maintaining an open and inclusive workplace
  • Are transparent about paid content–clearly label sponsored articles
  • Never plagiarize
  • Use sensitivity when covering victims of sex crimes, juveniles, or those who are unable to give consent
  • Avoid conflicts of interest and disclose any unavoidable conflicts
  • Refuse gifts or monetary compensation in exchange for coverage that will compromise journalistic integrity or credibility