Audiences need more than ever more responsibility, transparency, equality, honesty, and integrity from the media. For our current digital environment, a new set of norms is necessary. To that end, Evening Network writers and editors adhere to a strict code of ethics with a single goal in mind: to provide the highest quality journalism possible, with complete transparency and accountability, as well as a diverse range of voices and perspectives that accurately reflect the diverse digital world we live in today.
Audiences expect Evening Network and its programming to be honest and trustworthy. Editorial workers and freelancers cannot take any payment in return for a review, news coverage, or inclusion in an article or video to retain our independence and maintain confidence.
The editorial staff maintains independence from other departments to safeguard our voice and the integrity of our evaluations. It will only cover stories and goods that fit the demands of our audience. However, the Editor-in-Chief facilitates communication between sales and editing, critical to the company.
Any level of fabrication is unacceptable. It betrays our audience’s confidence. Plagiarism happens when a chunk of material is copied and pasted from another article without acknowledging the source. It is not permitted to copy the story structure or make small changes to the words of another publication. Our editorial staff will make every effort to guarantee that every piece of material on the site is gathered and verified. Our authors generate stories with unique wording, structure, and supplementary information and context. We will explicitly link back to the source if we cannot verify someone else’s information.
We treat news sources, contacts, and media relations professionals with the same deference and regard that Evening Network extends to its viewers. To that purpose, writers and editors must always present themselves honestly, never obtaining information by deception or pretence, and always being open about who they are and what they do.
Our appearance reflects that regard: Evening Trend employees dress well and speak professionally. We prohibit coarse language, vulgarity, sexism, racism, and other forms of discrimination in our material and daily interactions, including social media.
Corrections, updates, and feedback are all welcome.
Minor blunders are unavoidable; Evening Network handles them quickly and openly. When appropriate, we provide explicit changes to our articles, specifying the date a modification was made and what was expressly corrected.
Readers who feel they have found an error or omission in our reporting should contact the news desk immediately. The editorial staff will look into the matter objectively and open mind and update as needed.
If we need to withdraw an article completely, we do so in a clear manner. We don’t “remove” or “unpublished” problematic text.
Because of our large readership, Evening Trends has the opportunity and responsibility to promote minority perspectives.
Evening Trends is dedicated to creating a safe, healthy, and supportive environment in our content and our workplace. Sexual harassment, bullying, and other forms of workplace harassment are all prohibited, including harassment based on an individual’s age, race, colour, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other protected status. This policy also applies to the material we produce.
People, society, and norms all change throughout time. On Evening Network, there is no universal “blacklist” of taboo topics. Still, by always keeping our Core Values in mind and the mind reader, we produce content on brand and advance our mission — to help our audience navigate an increasingly complex digital world by humanising technology and filtering out the noise.
However, there is a systematic procedure to deal with difficult subjects when they arise: Before approaching a potentially sensitive issue, authors must first notify their editor. This should be used in the broadest sense possible: sensitive to someone, even if it isn’t personally sensitive to the writer.
When evaluating articles on potentially sensitive themes, it’s critical to remember Our Mission and ask yourself, “Does coverage of this topic fit?” The Editor in Chief is exclusively responsible for making sensitive material judgments if necessary. The Editor in Chief may, at his discretion, seek input from an editorial board comprised of senior editors and, when appropriate, members from relevant groups.
When the sensitive matter is appropriate for publication, the Editor in Chief informs all parties involved. Depending on the nature of the piece, this might involve the publisher, head of sales, legal counsel, and other stakeholders. The Editor in Chief provides these teams adequate time to take necessary action, such as shutting off advertisements, alerting advertisers, or otherwise minimising the possible commercial effect.
The editorial staff will not be included in adverts or sponsored material to avoid misleading viewers. Indeed, our editorial team focuses completely on creating material for our target demographic. All material paid for, whether sponsored, promoted, advertising, or otherwise, must be clearly labelled as such.
Suits and legal concerns can impede our capacity to provide information to our audience; thus, all editorial staff must avoid publishing anything that could expose the organisation to legal risk. Before publishing, any potentially inappropriate content should be brought to the attention of the legal department for rigorous screening. The best defence against libel is the truth.
If the Editor in Chief believes it is important to publish such material, they will first bring it to the attention of our legal department. Any such content is reviewed by the General Counsel, who advises the Editor in Chief and Publisher on the appropriate course of action.