This document's primary objective is to provide a list of the editorial standards to which all authors working for IndiaTech.com must adhere.
These standards have nothing to do with any news channel's editorial standards and rules.
The guide is a compilation of ethical journalism's highest standards, best practices, and categories of content that must be adhered to.
Our website's editorial aim is to report the truth without regard to who will benefit from it. To do this, we use truthful, independent authors to reach a devoted audience that rejects pretense and deception and demands authenticity.
Our website represents a singular voice speaking to a particular audience. Still, we all share a passion for developing a trusted connection with the readers, viewers, and listeners through daring and innovative writings on what matters or should matter.
We are transparent about our process and share with our readers what we know, how we know it, and why we think it's important. Above all, we aim to tell the truth and the facts. We do not aim to debunk, challenge, provoke, untangle, or amuse; we aim to tell the truth and the facts.
With intelligence and audacity, we strive to write openly, transparently, and matter-of-factly. We also treat our readers and the individuals we write about with the utmost respect and acknowledge their inherent humanity.
RULES OF PRACTICE
- The website's authors and editors must certify that every piece of content is properly sourced, truthful, and timely for publication.
- False sources and advice from outside parties shouldn't be mentioned in articles.
- Authors are prohibited from endorsing or promoting any person or organization through text, videos, or photographs unless the editor determines that doing so will increase the value of the information to the reader.
- Authors must produce accurate, impartial, and balanced information. Errors must be remedied promptly and publicly.
- Authors are required to write independently, free from external influences, and maintain the privacy of their sources.
- When tackling a story with delicate topics, the author must show extra sensitivity and avoid writing bland information.
- Authors cannot exploit their status as authors to make money.
We try to be precise, even if we are a minute or two late.
We agree that if we find any mistakes or unintended errors, we should fix them immediately and edit the content with a footnote unless the change is a simple typo or a change in the spelling.
We are identifiable, authentic, and eager to embrace many viewpoints and experiences. The world may be better understood by giving our audience a platform to learn from our articles.
Our influence comes from telling stories that others can't or won't, as well as from providing clear, accurate information that informs and empowers our viewers, listeners, and readers.
Our audience's faith in our work is our first goal, and to earn that trust, we place a high value on the truthfulness and sincerity of everything we write and say. Trust in the truth is undoubtedly important.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
We have set tight policies on these concerns, aware that they may be more restrictive than is typical in the private industry since we are committed to avoiding conflicts of interest or the perception of a conflict of interest whenever and wherever possible.
We accept no free vacations or gifts from news organizations, and neither are any presents. We also refuse to ask for or accept preferential treatment because of our positions. Only clear invitations to meals fall outside of the no-gift rule.
We do not accept funding, honoraria, or reimbursement for expenses from the government, government-funded organizations, associations of government officials, political parties, or other organizations that have stances on divisive topics.
Authors and editors should also refrain from receiving money from anyone they cover, including firms, trade associations, organizations, or companies that lobby the government. They should also not attempt to influence the subjects we cover.
We carefully negotiate ground rules with sources to ensure that we accurately quote people to capture their words and intended meaning.
We don't permit sources to modify the policies regulating particular quotations after the fact since it stays there once a quote appears in print.
Independent contractors should adhere to the same principles of ethical journalism as our staff members.
Our website's writing has a conversational tone and employs a variety of rhetorical devices as well as the audiences' common language.
Developing a distinctive voice through words is essential, which is most effective when employed precisely and incisively. If overdone, invective, insult, and obscenity lose their impact.
For all outside freelance and journalistic work, you must request authorization in writing in advance from the editor or supervisor.
As long as your other endeavors don't interfere with or conflict with your job for the company, you are free to pursue them. It includes taking advantage of other opportunities, such as writing books and articles, speaking on panels, giving presentations, and teaching.
It is crucial to avoid taking on any freelancing work or honoraria that could be perceived as veiled tips.
We take all reasonable steps to protect special interests and keep content sources free from contractual commitments.
We are cautious about being involved with people whose positions make them possible targets of journalistic curiosity and investigation.
Neither our personal nor professional conduct should reflect poorly on our field or IndiaTech.com.
WHAT WE WORK ON
- NEWS PIECES
Based on data that the editor has thoroughly researched and confirmed
Expertise in their respective fields, as well as the appropriate sources
The deconstruction of complicated subjects to produce gripping and appealing content
Perspectives from in-house authors and knowledge
Reviews of events, acts, inventions, and services
WHAT WE COVER
- TECH BYTES
- STARTUP FUNDING
The essence of indiatech.com is diversity.
Accurately covering events in India and around the world means including several authors who represent a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. It also means asking for feedback from anyone willing to offer it.
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