Editorial Independence Policy

Editorial Independence Policy

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

Double Scoop retains full authority over our editorial content. We do not offer sponsored content. We maintain a boundary between news coverage decisions and sources of revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We gratefully accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, businesses, and government organizations, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support. Sometimes, we review or report on people or organizations that support Double Scoop financially. When we do, we always disclose this prominently.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but we maintain editorial control of the coverage.

Double Scoop makes public all supporters, including donors, members, grantors, and sponsors. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN’s Membership Standards.