Editorial Independence Policy

We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News:

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Corrections Policy

The Ithaca Voice encourages feedback concerning errors of fact that warrant correction. These can be sent to mbutler@ithacavoice.org. In cases where inaccuracy has been determined, the story will be corrected and a note indicating the place and manner of the correction will be indicated at the bottom of the story online. With these exceptions, stories will not otherwise be altered or removed, either in part or as a whole, once published.

Letters Policy

We prefer letters that are fewer than 500 words. They must include the writer’s full name; for verification purposes, they must also include the writer’s home address, email address and telephone numbers, including a daytime telephone number. Anonymous letters and letters written under pseudonyms will not be considered. Writers should disclose any personal or financial interest in the subject matter of their letters.

Letters are fact-checked and may be edited for clarity. The opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of The Ithaca Voice.