The WyoFile chief executive and 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 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that depends upon donor and foundation support. Donations in no way influence editorial direction.
WyoFile board members are available to advise or assist the CEE and staff as requested by the CEE 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 other 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;
- Minimize harm;
- Act independently;
- Be accountable and transparent.