These guidelines are intended to assist Domain Trip in providing news and information in a rapidly evolving media landscape. These guidelines are what we refer to as a “living document,” which we will continue to modify and update as needed in response to feedback from our journalists, readers, and ourselves.
These recommendations shouldn’t be interpreted as a set of rigid rules or as a technique to manage every scenario because the way information is discovered and shared differs so greatly from one case to the next.
Conflict of interest
Our news organization has pledged to stay as far away from conflicts of interest and situations that can indicate such conflicts as feasible. Even while we are aware that they may be more stringent than what is typical in the world of private companies, we have severe standards regarding these matters. more specifically
We pay our own way
We do not accept gifts from news organizations. We don’t go on any free vacations. Due to our positions, we neither seek nor accept preferential treatment, nor do we demand it. There aren’t many clear exceptions to the no-gift rule. You might be able to accept an offer of a meal if it is extended only once and for a valid reason, but not if it is repeated and intended to manipulate you.
People cannot be admitted for free to events that are not open to the public. The only exceptions are seats in a press box or seats provided to reviewers so they can attend an event and write about it. Plans will be made to pay for these seats whenever it is feasible.
We do not accept funding from governments, institutions supported by the government, associations of government officials, parties, or groups that advocate for or against contentious causes. Honoraria and costs are included. A reporter or editor is not permitted to accept payment from a person, business, or organization that they are covering.
Additionally, we shouldn’t accept donations from individuals, businesses, trade associations, or other entities that work to influence policy through lobbying or other means. Unless the reporter or editor is covering them, this rule often does not apply to broadcasting organizations, educational institutions, social organizations, or many professional associations.
It’s crucial to avoid accepting any honoraria or taking on any freelancing job that can be interpreted as a veiled gift. We make every effort to remain unbiased toward news organizations and special interests. People whose positions make it likely that journalists will be interested in and investigate them should be avoided at all costs. Our personal and professional conduct must not reflect negatively on our jobs or The Post.
We avoid engaging in activities that might interfere with or give the impression that they might interfere with our capacity to report and edit objectively. Although relatives cannot be made to abide by Post regulations, it’s crucial to keep in mind that their employment or charitable contributions at the very least make us appear less sincere. The business and professional relationships of traditional family members and other members of your household should be known to department leaders.
Fairness is a priority for the writers and editors at Domain Trip. Even if there are numerous objections to objectivity, editors and reporters can easily comprehend fairness and strive for it. Doing a few basic things will lead to fairness: If key details are omitted, the tale isn’t fair. Fairness includes completeness.
If vital information is omitted in favor of unimportant elements, the story will not be fair. Fairness includes relevance.
If a tale intentionally or unintentionally deceives the reader, it is not a fair story. Being truthful with the reader entails being fair.
When a person or organization is discussed without giving them the opportunity to respond to what others have said about them, the story is not fair. Fairness entails listening carefully to what others have to say and asking them what they think.
Domain Trip values taste and decency and are aware that people’s perceptions of these qualities are ever-evolving. The following generation may employ a word that offended the previous one.
We won’t, however, get too enthused. We won’t use foul language or expletives unless it is absolutely necessary to the plot because the story would be meaningless without it. Without permission from the executive or managing editors, no expletives may be used.
Editors should post visual and/or written warnings regarding potentially offending information if they determine it is still relevant news. For instance, we might include a link to a website with content that doesn’t adhere to the requirements for Post unique content.
By including a warning, such as “Warning: Some photographs on this site portray violent scenes from conflict,” we inform viewers before they click on the link what they may see.
Finally, we don’t link to websites that support or exhort individuals to engage in criminal activity. Consult the Legal Department if you’re unsure whether a website complies with this requirement.
The editorial pages and news sections can be distinguished easily. The reader, who has a right to information in the news columns and viewpoints on editorial and “op-ed” pages, is served by doing this.
However, this division of labor is not intended to eliminate accurate, in-depth reporting, analysis, or commentary in the news columns when they are identified as such. The labels are created as follows:
using statistics and other forms of proof to analyze the news and make predictions about the future based on the past.
Perspective is the discussion of news events from a particular angle, such as an individual’s personal narrative.
Opinion: A column or blog in the “Opinions” section.
A review is the judgment of a qualified critic regarding a good or service, a work of art, a performance, or a piece of literature. The internet Beginning on June 30, 2022, this clause in the rules have been modified for the benefit of the nation and the community
Domain Trip is very concerned with the welfare of the nation and the neighborhood. We believe that disseminating knowledge to as many individuals as possible will best achieve these objectives. Something is not necessarily in the national interest just because a government official claims it is. It doesn’t necessarily follow that something is in the public interest just because a local authority says it is.
A journalist’s role
Even though it’s more challenging in the Internet era, journalists should try their best to remain in the audience, play the role of the stagehand rather than the star, and report the news rather than create it.
Journalists won’t make up their identities or their professional backgrounds when gathering news. They won’t pose as physicians, police officers, or any other profession besides reporters.