Publications owned by the National Trust strive for fair and thorough reporting methods, accurate reporting, and transparency. The publications we own share a proud history of independence and integrity that they have fostered for decades – and that the National Trust is honored to uphold.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Local editorial independence and accountability to the public are guiding principles of the National Trust for Local News.
Our local newsrooms’ staff are the only people who decide what stories to pursue, the timing of those stories, and their content. National Trust-owned publications adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics and are guided by donor transparency standards established by the Institute for Nonprofit News.
The National Trust and its State Trust subsidiaries do not accept gifts from any donor that seeks or expects control over our work. Donors are never given access to our titles’ reporting prior to publication.
All members of the public are welcome to share their feedback about reporting.