TNT Radio holds its correspondents, editors, journalists, and contributors to high journalistic, ethical, and professional standards.
If you feel that TNT Radio has failed to maintain these standards or have a more general comment, please make your feedback known via our contact form.
Our listeners put their trust in the TNT Radio editorial team and our fact-checking, ethics, and corrections policies are designed to safeguard that trust.
Accuracy is extremely important and the TNT Radio editorial process has several safeguards in place to ensure accuracy. In today’s hyper-connected world, news moves fast, but that doesn’t mean TNT Radio is willing to sacrifice accuracy.
As Journalists, accuracy is our best defense and most potent means for showcasing the truth in our work. When possible, we reference original sources. Otherwise, a story will cite social media sources or posts, or other news organizations.
Whenever possible, we will avoid anonymous sourcing. However, if important information cannot be reported through traditional on-the-record channels, we will attempt to independently verify information from anonymous sources to a very high degree of confidence. Authors that wish to use anonymous sourcing must reveal the identity of the anonymous source to the managing editor.
We try to identify the source of each fact we cover. When a piece of content is subjective in nature, we mark it as such — as either a Commentary or Op-ed — so the reader understands the piece is based partly on the author’s opinions.
When the fact-checking policy is not met and an error occurs, we will issue a correction. See our corrections policy below for more information.
TNT Radio is a values-based broadcaster and our ethics are centered around the virtues of integrity, honesty, transparency, and independence.
TNT Radio strives to ensure that subjects of our shows are treated fairly and objectively. As such, we will not run a show that paints any person or organization in a negative light without giving that person or organization a reasonable opportunity to comment. Generally, this means at least one business day. There are two exceptions to this rule:
We do our utmost to ensure that all quotes are presented with 100 percent accuracy and fairness and are never deceptively edited to omit relevant context that might change the news significance of the story.
Regarding aggregation of a new story, TNT Radio credits the source(s) of the original story by explicitly naming them. To the greatest extent possible, our reporters are expected to consult original source documents rather than other media reports in order to ensure that we are not recapitulating errors that may exist in the reporting of other outlets.
When a conflict of interest could arise, we either work to assign the story to mitigate the conflict or where it cannot be mitigated, we disclose that conflict in our content with an editor’s note.
TNT Radio has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism and treats plagiarism allegations very seriously.
When necessary, corrections will be made expeditiously and with full transparency.
Typos that make it through the editorial process may be corrected without an editorial note only to the extent that they do not change the meaning of the story.
Typos that do change the meaning of the story (for instance, a typo in the spelling of the name of a person mentioned in a story or that changes the meaning of a sentence) will be corrected with an editorial note at the bottom of the piece.
Any fact requiring correction or modification that changes any significant aspect of the story should be corrected with an editor’s note at the top of the story that sets forth, in as much detail as is necessary for fairness and accuracy, what has been changed in the story and why. In such cases, the title should likewise be changed and “(UPDATED)” added to let readers know that a significant correction has been made.
In some cases, a correction will be required that is so central to the story that fairness demands that the entire story be removed. In that case, the entire text of the story should be removed and replaced with an editor’s note that explains what the original story stated, why TNT Radio no longer can stand behind it, and an apology to all persons who may have been negatively impacted by the story. We will never intentionally leave a dead link to a story.
If you feel that TNT Radio has made an error or have a more general comment, please make your feedback known using this contact form.
TNT Radio does not publish a murderer’s propaganda or manifesto. If it is vital to the story, we will provide a summary that indicates “according to social media postings, the killer seems to have been motivated by a belief in X,” but we will not reprint their own words or include their videos. This policy also applies to terrorism.
TNT Radio never wants to give a killer or terrorist organization a platform, justification, attention or fame that they are seeking. We will always hide, blur or obscure the faces of the killers with exception of “AT LARGE” killers or suspects.
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