Fact Checking Policy

At The Daily Morning News, we highly value our readers and believe journalism is a key pillar of checks and balances in any functioning society. As such, we are committed to being accurate, clear, and precise with the content published on our platform, including any content that appears in our articles, social media posts, URLs, and headlines. Our team members understand that their stories – including each word they write and the statement they report on – can have a significant impact and therefore must act responsibly with the power and influence they have.

Verification Process

The Daily Morning News team is required to verify all information they gather for an article by going through multiple steps. These steps include:

  • Cross-checking identifiable information: Ensuring the accuracy of names, identities, and locations mentioned in the story.
  • Eye-witness statements: Verifying accounts from direct witnesses to corroborate the facts.
  • Other statements or accounts: Cross-referencing statements or accounts made in relation to the story with reliable sources.

Each team member conducts their own fact-checking guided by internal policies and the Ethics Policy to ensure the highest standard of accuracy.

Use of Fact-Checkers

When deemed necessary, The Daily Morning News will also employ external fact-checkers to verify the information. This additional layer of scrutiny helps maintain our commitment to truth and accuracy.

Ethical Standards

All fact-checking activities are conducted in accordance with The Daily Morning News’s internal policies and the Ethics Policy. Our dedication to ethical journalism ensures that our readers receive trustworthy and reliable news.

We are committed to transparency and accountability in our reporting. If you have any questions about our fact-checking process or identify any errors in our reporting, please contact us at [email protected].