We launched Federal Character in February 2021 based on the belief that the world is in need of smarter and more efficient reporting of events shaping our rapidly changing world. We pledged to put our audience first, always.
Today we are meeting that promise of offering a cure to all the madness: the death of truth and sanity in the news – that poses the greatest threat to democracy.
Now, we are focusing our minds and manpower on a much bigger problem faced by all consumers: the erosion of truth, trust, safety and sanity in news.
We understood from the get-go that our goals will require extraordinary effort by us. In this light, we offer the following list of promises to our readers, listeners and viewers and we confidently ask you to hold us accountable for living up to our obligations to you.
a. Every item on our site will be written or produced by a real person with a real identity. There will be NO AI-written stories. NO bots. NO fake accounts.
b. We take responsibility for all content that appears on our public platforms, putting the pressure on us to provide the highest level of scrutiny.
c. Every item will be written or produced to inform, analyze and explain. Federal Character will never be a platform for incitement or argument. We will never have an opinion section.
d. We will not sacrifice quality for anything, and we will always aim to save you time by delivering content in the most efficient and healthy way.
e. We will be transparent about how we make money and provide clear ways for you to tell us how we can better serve you. (Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
f. We will play no games with your data or privacy. We will be careful and transparent, and will provide clear, intuitive ways for you to know how your data is handled. (Our policy can be found here)
g. We are committed to helping revive local journalism — and invite local readers to help us best serve their community. (Email us at email@example.com.)
h. We will go the extra mile to earn your trust. All employees are asked to refrain from taking/advocating for public positions on political topics.
i. We will always cover the topics of greatest consequence with clinical, critical and balanced eyes.
j. We believe high-quality journalism should not be an exclusive privilege. We will provide free access to the majority of our content.