We The Seek Truth Before Reporting It
At Lagos Post Online, we follow standard ethics of journalism which is accurate and fair practise. We try as much as possible to be honest in our reporting, courageous in gathering, and interpreting information. We don’t just rush to publish stories in order to gain traction online.
We take responsibility for the accuracy of our work. We verify information from different sources before releasing it to the general public.
We respect the truth and the public’s right to information are fundamental principles of journalism. We search, disclose, record, question, entertain, suggest and remember.
We passionately hate FAKE news dissemination.
We followed eight cardinal points below;
- Respect for the rights of others
- Balance Reporting
Report and interpret honestly, striving for accuracy, fairness and disclosure of all essential facts. We do not suppress relevant available facts, or give distorting emphasis.
We do not place unnecessary emphasis on personal characteristics, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, family relationships, religious belief, or physical or intellectual disability.
We do not allow personal interest, or any belief, commitment, payment, gift or benefit, to undermine our accuracy, fairness or independence.
We do not disclose conflicts of interest that affect, or could be seen to affect, the accuracy, fairness or independence of our journalism.
We do not improperly use a journalistic position for personal gain.
We do not allow advertising or other commercial considerations to undermine accuracy, fairness or independence.
We do our utmost to ensure disclosure of any direct or indirect payment made for interviews, pictures, information or stories.
We use fair, responsible and honest means to obtain material. We identify ourselves and our employer before obtaining any interview for publication or broadcast.
We never exploit a person’s vulnerability or ignorance of media practice.
We present pictures and sound which are true and accurate.
We do not plagiarise.
We respect private grief and personal privacy.