The Pick and Roll’s editorial guidelines are as follows.
Accuracy and clarity
Ensure factual material in news reports and elsewhere is accurate and not misleading, and is distinguishable from other material such as opinion.
Provide correction or other adequate remedial action as soon as possible, denoting a change from initial published material, if published material is significantly inaccurate or misleading.
Fairness and balance
Ensure factual material is presented with reasonable fairness and balance, and that writers’ expressions of opinion are not based on significantly inaccurate factual material or omission of key facts, and undergo editorial review prior to publishing.
Ensure that where material refers adversely to a person, fair opportunity is given for subsequent publication of a reply if necessary.
Privacy and avoidance of harm
Avoid intruding on a person’s reasonable expectations of privacy, unless doing so is sufficiently in public interest.
Avoid causing or contributing materially to substantial offence, distress or prejudice, or a substantial risk to health or safety, unless doing so is sufficiently in the public interest.
Integrity and transparency
Avoid publishing material which has been gathered by deceptive or unfair means, unless doing so is sufficiently in the public interest.
Ensure that conflicts of interests are avoided or adequately disclosed, and that they do not influence published material.
In gathering news, journalists should seek personal information only in the public interest. In doing so, journalists should not unduly intrude on the privacy of individuals and should show respect for the dignity and sensitivity of people encountered in the course of gathering news.
Personal information gathered by journalists and photographers should only be used for the purpose for which it was intended. A person who supplies personal information should have a reasonable expectation that it will be used for the purpose for which it was collected.
Some personal information, such as addresses or other identifying details, may enable others to intrude on the privacy and safety of individuals who are the subject of news coverage, and their families. To the extent lawful and practicable, a media organisation should only disclose sufficient personal information to identify the persons being reported in the news, so that these risks can be reasonably avoided.
Anonymity of sources
All persons who provide information to media organisations are entitled to seek anonymity. The identity of confidential sources should not be revealed, and where it is lawful and practicable, a media organisation should ensure that any personal information which it maintains derived from such sources does not identify the source.
Where individuals are a major focus of news reports or commentary, the publication should ensure fairness and balance in the original article. Failing that, the media organisation should provide a reasonable and swift opportunity for a balancing response in the appropriate section of the publication.
Steps should be taken to correct any of its records containing that personal information, so as to avoid a harmful inaccuracy being repeated.
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