Morinville Online is committed to achieving accuracy in all its articles and video content. This commitment to accuracy is fundamental to our reputation and the trust of our readers and viewers and is represented in our Ethics Policy.
When covering community, provincial and national news stories, our articles must be well-sourced, based on proper evidence, and corroborated. We must be honest and open about what we know and don’t know to avoid reader speculation. When an article provided claims and allegations, it will be reported as such.
Morinville Online must not knowingly mislead its readers and viewers, nor will we distort known facts, present invented material as fact or otherwise undermine the trust of our readers and viewers in any of our content.
All reporters follow our Ethics Party in ensuring their reporting is accurate, objective and unbiased. In addition to their own fact-checking in sourcing and writing content, additional fact-checking occurs when articles are being edited for publication. This may result in back and forth conversations between editor and writer to ensure accuracy and clarity.
When a serious factual error occurs, we must acknowledge them clearly, quickly, and appropriately.
As part of both our Ethics Policy and this Fact-Checking Policy, we are voluntary members of the National NewsMedia Council, which deals with complaints about news stories, opinion columns or photos. See the NNC web site at mediacouncil.ca or call 1-844-877-1163 for more information.