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WyoFile’s editorial direction, decisions and oversight are in no way influenced by funding sources.
The WyoFile chief executive & editor — hired by and serving at the pleasure of the WyoFile board of directors — shall have complete independence regarding the content that appears on WyoFile.com and associated platforms. WyoFile board members are available to advise or assist the CE&E and staff as requested by the CE&E, but have no authority to direct news coverage or news content.
The board expects all WyoFile staff to represent the organization in a professional manner. That means being well-mannered, fair and ethical in their dealings with all people. The board expects all journalists to work according to best ethical practices as outlined in the precepts of the Society of Professional Journalists:
Preamble: Public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.
The Society declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media:
Seek truth and report it;
Be accountable and transparent.
Local journalism depends on community support. Only through the financial commitment of our readers are we able to provide the in-depth, fact-based reporting that our community depends on. However, all editorial judgments are made independently with no consideration of donor support.
WyoFile retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain separation between sources of revenue and editorial direction, decisions and oversight. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions, and does not confer editorial influence, nor does donor support imply any endorsement of WyoFile’s reporting, commentary or editorial position.
We are committed to transparency in the funding of our organization. In accordance with our standards of journalistic independence and guidelines maintained by the Institute for Nonprofit News, WyoFile discloses all donors who give a total of $1,000 or more per year.