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Ethics and Diversity

The Alligator recognizes the profound influence that journalism wields in shaping public opinion and fostering an inclusive society. As a publication dedicated to upholding the highest standards of journalism, we are unwavering in our commitment to ethics and diversity.

Ethics followed:

  • Truth and Accuracy: To report the truth and verify information to the best of our ability as well as promptly correct any errors and avoid spreading misinformation
  • Independence and Impartiality: To remain free from undue influence, and to seek to provide balanced coverage that reflects diverse perspectives
  • Accountability: To hold accountable to our readers and the communities we serve
  • Privacy and Sensitivity: To respect the privacy of individuals and exercise sensitivity when covering issues that involve personal trauma or sensitive subjects
  • Conflict of Interest: To maintain transparency in disclosing any potential conflicts of interest among our staff and contributors, ensuring that such conflicts do not compromise the integrity of our reporting

Diversity followed:

  • Inclusivity: To commit to representing the voices of all communities within our coverage area and strive to provide a platform for marginalized groups to share their stories and perspectives
  • Fair Representation: Staff and contributors reflect the diversity of our society
  • Story Selection: To ensure a broad range of topics and issues are covered, addressing issues of social justice, equity and inclusion
  • Language and Imagery: To use language and imagery that respects and represents diverse communities and avoids stereotypes or harmful biases
  • Community Engagement: To actively engage with our readers and communities to better understand their needs and concerns, fostering a stronger bond between our publication and the public


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