Editorial Code of Conduct

@ The Coalface is a platform for community and industry news where respect and truth always come first.

@ The Coalface commits to informing and entertaining its readers. Employees of @ The Coalface take responsibility and accountability for all content both in print and in all digital platforms including social media. Employees commit to honesty, fairness, independence and respecting the right of all members of the community. They commit to ensuring reliable research and verified sources to inform with honesty and clarity.

All employees of @ The Coalface conduct themselves to the following standards:

  1. To report and interpret community and industry news with a meticulous and conscientious honesty.
  2. Not to suppress essential facts nor distort the truth by excluding particular facts or wrong or improper emphasis.
  3. Present pictures and sound which are true and accurate. Any manipulation likely to mislead should be disclosed.
  4. 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.
  5. Aim to attribute information to its source. Where a source seeks anonymity, do not agree without first considering the source’s motives and any alternative attributable source. Where confidences are accepted, respect them in all circumstances.
  6. Do your utmost to ensure disclosure of any direct or indirect payment made for interviews, pictures, information or stories.
  7. Do not allow advertising or other commercial considerations to undermine accuracy, fairness or independence.
  8. Use fair, responsible and honest means to obtain material. Identify yourself and your employer before obtaining any interview for publication or broadcast. Never exploit a person’s vulnerability or ignorance of media practice.
  9. Use fair, responsible and honest means to obtain material.
  10. Do your utmost to achieve fair correction of errors.
  11. Do not plagiarise.

Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any queries or complaints about our editorial code of conduct, please contact us at:

Address: Shop 10, 157 John Street, Singleton NSW 2330

Email: admin@thecoalface.net.au

Phone: 0408769699