Documented is a non-profit news site devoted solely to covering New York City’s immigrants and the policies that affect their lives.
We provide original reporting on the ground-level impact of shifts in labor policy, law–enforcement practices and bureaucratic requirements, and on the effects of new federal directives. And we’ll keep you updated on the most important news from elsewhere.
To support our mission we will be asking for donations from our readers to help us grow. We believe that by financing ourselves through reader revenue we can maintain our ethical standards and focus on the issues that matter most to you — the reader.
Documented also runs on Civil, a new platform that utilizes the blockchain to create a better ecosystem for original journalism.
We chose to team up with Civil for two reasons: 1) Publishing our stories on the blockchain will allow them to be permanently archived and protected from censorship or attacks; 2) The blockchain will facilitate a governance structure that rewards quality journalism and holds our newsroom accountable solely to readers. This is made possible by the Civil protocol, which enforces the ethical journalism standards set forth in the Civil Constitution.
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Editorial Independence Policy
Documented retains full authority over our editorial content. Our reporting will never be affected by the sources of our revenue.
We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations to pay our staff, contributing writers and photographers, business expenses and to fund special projects, but our editorial decisions are made by Documented’s staff and board of directors, exclusively. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.
Documented will make public all donors who provide $5,000 or more per year to the organization. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place, and that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with the Institute for Nonprofit News’ Membership Standards.
Documented regularly partners with media organizations on articles and projects. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Civil Media Company
The Brooklyn Community Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism / Facebook Journalism Project Community Network
The News Integrity Initiative
Racial Equity in Journalism Fund