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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.