Ethics Policies
These policies are meant to guide BLCK Press journalism as we deliver news and information. These guidelines are a “living document” that we will be modify and updated based on feedback from our journalists, from our readers and from our perceptions of our changing needs.

Fact Checking

BLCK Press and its contributors are responsible for reporting, writing and fact-checking their stories. Stories are subject to review by one or more editors. We have a multi layer approach to editing of stories that may include fact-checking. Editors (also called copy editors) often provide initial review on breaking news stories and other less-time-sensitive stories. The number of editors who review a story prior to publication and the extent of their involvement varies depending on a range of factors, including complexity, sensitivity and the pressure of time.

Fairness
Reporters and editors of BLCK Press are committed to fairness. While arguments about objectivity are endless, no story is fair if it omits facts of major importance or significance. Fairness includes completeness.

Opinion
The separation of news columns from “op-ed” posts are made clearly by categorization.
Fact-checking standards

BLCK Press and its contributors have primary responsibility for reporting, writing and fact-checking stories. Stories are subject to review by one or more editors. When a story is submitted by a reporter it’s reviewed by a copy editor who often provide initial review on breaking news stories and routinely provide second-level review. Editors who oversee our digital platforms also may be involved in the presentation of stories as well as headlines. The number of editors who review a story prior to publication and the extent of their involvement varies depending on a range of factors, including complexity, sensitivity and the pressure of time.

BLCK Press and its contributors have primary responsibility for reporting, writing and fact-checking stories. Stories are subject to review by one or more editors. When a story is submitted by a reporter it’s reviewed by a copy editor who often provide initial review on breaking news stories and routinely provide second-level review. Editors who oversee our digital platforms also may be involved in the presentation of stories as well as headlines. The number of editors who review a story prior to publication and the extent of their involvement varies depending on a range of factors, including complexity, sensitivity and the pressure of time.

Corrections policy
BLCK Press strives for accurate and complete reporting. When we run a correction, clarification or editor’s note, our goal is to tell readers, as clearly and quickly as possible, what was wrong and what is correct. Anyone should be able to understand how and why a mistake has been corrected.

Editorial Team
Georgia Fort, Jeffery Spivey, Marianne Combs

Ownership & Funding
BLCK Press is owned by Georgia Fort. It is funded by owner equity, ad sales, grants and reader contributions.

What We’re About

BLCK Press publishes news, digital content and stories about the Black experience in America. Our mission is to create a community and a platform for independent media makers to share their diverse perspectives with the world.

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