NEWS EDITORIAL STANDARDS AND POLICIES
Ethics policy, Diversity statement, Corrections Policy, Ownership structure, Editorial Ethics Guidelines, Mission Statement, Verification/ fact-check standards, Unnamed sources policy, Trust and Uttam Pradesh News, Public engagement Policy
This is a summary of Uttam Pradesh News policies and is not meant to be comprehensive. Uttam Pradesh News is committed to producing journalism that is accurate, fair and complete. Our journalists act with complete honesty, transparency, and independence, including from conflicts of interest.
As part of Uttam Pradesh News@Indian Media, it is a core principle of Uttam Pradesh News to represent nothing but the Truth and Only Truth. All People and persons of India from all n all in a balanced and accurate manner. Our policy is to seek out diverse voices and subjects, not only in the types of stories we cover but also in our sources, on-screen, behind the scenes and within our workforce. Understanding the composition of the Media’s workforce is at the heart of its diversity and inclusion strategy. Uttam Pradesh News employees/ sources are asked to complete a diversity questionnaire, from which data is analyzed on a regular basis. Reports on this data along with their action plans are presented to Uttam Pradesh News’s Diversity Leadership Council, so it can monitor progress against benchmarks and established goals in its efforts to employ and build a diverse workforce. Our commitment to diversity is also reflected in the types of stories we report on at Uttam Pradesh News.
The goal of Uttam Pradesh News is to be accurate and balanced. Our credibility on web and online depends upon such reporting. Accordingly, Uttam Pradesh News will endeavour to promptly correct significant errors of fact in its journalism, once we determine that an error has been made. The placement of a correction made will be dependent upon how critical the error is, when it is discovered and the repercussions of the error. If we are correcting a significant error in an online article, photo caption, video or other content, we should post a correction on the story page explaining the alteration in a timely fashion. Sometimes, our reporting may be accurate, but the wording used may not be as clear as it could be. In these situations, Uttam Pradesh News will consider rewriting the story and/or publishing a clarification.
An online article is not considered inaccurate, or does not contain an error, simply because there have been future developments in a story after publication. However, Uttam Pradesh News will consider newly available information to determine whether an update is necessary. In the case of an update, a specific notification to our readers is not usually necessary as a time stamp will indicate that an update has occurred. Our archival material is very important, and in this digital age, reflects a permanent record of the information available at the time of original publication. In some exceptional cases, that material or parts of it may be substantially wrong. In these situations, we will review the material and determine whether the original story should be revised or rewritten, or whether an update, clarification or correction should be published. The content of a significant correction or clarification and its timing and placement will be the ultimate responsibility of senior news management.
Requests to remove online content: Our online journalism is part of the current news records and our archives represent our commitment to accuracy and fairness. Since our online material is available indefinitely and can be searched and retrieved online, we may be asked to “unpublish” or remove online articles or videos, often many years after the content was first published. We do not, except in very narrow circumstances, unpublish articles or videos. Source remorse or embarrassment is not a reason to unpublish. If someone changes their mind about being quoted, that is not sufficient reason to remove content from our archives.
However, if there is a change in circumstances, for example, criminal charges were dropped after we had reported that a person was charged with an offence, Uttam Pradesh News will review the new information and consider whether it is warranted to update our story to include the new facts. If we determine that an update is appropriate, the original story will not be removed, only updated. We will only consider removal requests in very exceptional circumstances. These may include legal considerations or where the named person is facing genuine threats of physical harm. In these rare circumstances, any decision to remove content must be weighed against the public’s right to know and the historical record and only after consultation with senior news management, who will make the final decision, after considering all these issues including legal ramifications.
A Proprietary thoughtstream Founded in 2022 by Award winning Senior Journalist, Media Consultant, TV Producer/Director and avid social/wildlife Activist Divya S. Sharma, Uttam Pradesh News have become an integral part of Indian Digital Media, a trusted and trended company under Trademark IP section 38 Intellectual Property Of India. Operations through New Delhi / NCR / UP specialty includes Digital news and broadcast – Uttam Pradesh News is one among other landmark digital news services and brands to look forward inc. – Vayudoot News Network, BFI News, Akhand Uttrakhand Bullet News, Lords of Crime etc.
Revolutionary / Reballios / Informative / Educational / Entertainment / Social / Political/ Cultural / ecological / financial / Defence / Tourism / Health / History and legacies / New India / National and Global issues oriented relevant reporting that touches all means of life. Uttam Pradesh News is bound to be 100% honest with its associates and valued readers. Digital operations include flagship news sites www.uttampradesh.in as well as www.akhanduttrakhand.com and www.vayudootnewsnetwork.com and are soon to be complemented by the UPN24, AUBN24 and VNN24 apps. Part of Uttam Pradesh News’s vast slate of Digital news podcast offerings, Uttam Pradesh News’ runs real stories of real people enriched with pure facts like, Crim-o-meter, Uttam Police, Kartavya Path, Shaurya Gatha, Digital Pradesh, Uttam Karypranali, Rajneeti ke Kautilya, Investor’s Paradise UP and UP talks that runs the pulse of the State. Uttam Pradesh News is committed to upholding principles of journalistic independence and is governed by a Journalistic Independence Policy ensuring independence and non-interference between FActs and the readers of Uttam Pradesh News while remaining in total compliance with the Broadcast Act and relevant industry codes.
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Uttam Pradesh News’ newsgathering is independent of all commercial or political interests. We do not accept gifts, in order to avoid any conflict-of-interest or appearance thereof. When we rely on an organization for a product or access to an event, we are transparent about the relationship and note it within the relevant work. The newsroom is insulated from advertisers and underwriters by our ethical journalism Firewall. All Uttam Pradesh News properties, ground zero reporters, writers, editors, and photo journalists follow our internal Uttam Pradesh News Policy Handbook which specifies strict adherence to the code of journalistic ethics, Indian Constitution and Indian Ministry Of Information and Broadcasting, which mutually govern impartiality in the news gathering and publishing process.
These codes also govern the dissemination of information and news to our readers and viewers. These guiding principles underscore our commitment to journalism that is accurate and reliable in the public interest.
Uttam Pradesh News’ mandate is to uphold journalistic integrity and independence under all circumstances and at all times, without exception. As a reputable news organization in a democracy, it is the fundamental purpose of Uttam Pradesh News to enable Indian citizens/ all and all residents of Uttar Pradesh to know what is happening and to clarify events so they may form their own conclusions. This is done through Accurate, Fair, and Relevant Factual stories told in a Clear, Stative and Compelling way.
With a perspective that is uniquely Focussed on Uttar Pradesh being a state of utmost importance playing a vital role in the growth of the whole Nation. Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the most trusted name in all spears of growth, Law and order, discipline and financial stability. And via a network of our UPN national, international, and local news operations, our mission is to be Uttar Pradesh’s most trusted news source, providing the most timely and relevant news and information on all platforms while adhering to the highest standards of journalism at all times. Our target audience is a broad cross-section of Uttar Pradesh / India of all ages who are interested in the world around them.
Our organization commits to do its best to publish accurate information across all of its content. We take many steps to ensure accuracy: We investigate claims with skepticism; question assumptions; challenge conventional wisdom; confirm information with subject-matter experts; and seek to corroborate what sources tell us by talking with other informed people or consulting documents. We verify content, such as technical terms, stats, etc., against source documents or make clear who is providing the information. We may share relevant components of a story with a primary source or an outside expert to verify them.
We stand by the information as accurate, and if it’s not, we will change it as quickly as possible and be transparent with our readers about the magnitude of the error.
We guide our journalists to ask the following questions when they double-check information in a quest for the truth.
- How do you know?
- How can you be sure?
- Where is the evidence?
- Who is the source, and how does the source know?
- What is the supporting documentation?
We welcome feedback from our readers and sources regarding the information that we publish.
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We provide a means for the public to report inaccurate or contested material.
Our objective is to get everything ‘on the record.’ Our viewers deserve to know where we get our information, who our sources are and why their comments merit their trust. We should strive to attribute all comments. We must guard against those who wish to use anonymity as a means to hide the truth, deride opponents or manipulate public opinion. But there are circumstances when permitting anonymity is necessary to obtain sensitive information vital to the public good or where the source might face harm, legal jeopardy or loss of livelihood for speaking with us.
We are committed to using bylines except in circumstances as described below, when stories are the culmination of several journalists or when they are supplied by a news agency.
Uttam Pradesh News admin/ staff: If you see the uttam pradesh admin/ staff byline rather than a byline for a specific reporter, writer, it may be that the story was a piece of content based on the work of several people. It may be a collaboration based on the work of several journalists at Uttam Pradesh News, including and not limited to: writers/ reporters, trusted content from wire agencies. On some pages you will see bylines from news agencies rather than Uttam Pradesh News staff. We trust news agencies to help us cover the world as fully as possible and to adhere to the highest journalistic standards.
We believe that public feedback is not a one-way street — that is, simply publishing your comments or letters. Instead, we are committed to engaging with you and taking action based on your suggestions, complaints and other feedback. You may help us develop an individual story or line of coverage, answer questions that a story may raise, identify related or under-covered issues, and teach us about new and diverse sources, experts and perspectives. In line with this, we are committed to providing greater transparency about our journalism and offering regular points of contact and interaction. We believe that news organizations have a responsibility to engage with the public on the values, issues and ideas of the day, and that we have much to gain in return.
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