At The Startup Magazine (https://startupmagazine.in), our mission is to accelerate India’s tech and startup economy and create a positive impact on the world of startups and all stakeholders involved. We are committed to journalism that acts in the interest of the general public, fosters an ecosystem with high standards of corporate governance and ethics, and ensures the effective and proper utilization of investor funds and grants, including those from the government.
Key Elements of Our Mission:
Democratising Startup Data & Tech Intelligence: We aim to provide data-driven, impactful, and unbiased news, along with incisive analysis, on what matters most in the Indian tech landscape. By making startup data and tech intelligence accessible, we empower our readers with the information they need to make informed decisions.
Equipping Leaders in India’s Tech and Startup Economy: We strive to equip leaders in India’s tech and startup economy with unbiased news, thoughtful analysis, in-depth research, and a supportive community. Through our content and resources, we help them navigate the rapidly evolving world of tech and drive innovation and growth.
Initiatives for Ecosystem Growth and Development: We are dedicated to initiating and supporting efforts that foster the growth and development of the startup ecosystem. Our vision is to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, highlight India’s position in the world of technology, create more jobs, uplift the social status of the general public, and attract more investments into India.
Scope of These Guidelines:
Our Editorial Code of Conduct serves as a guiding framework for upholding the highest standards of journalism, ethics, and integrity. All our editorial staff, freelancers, and contributors are held accountable to the standards set in our code of conduct. We foster a newsroom environment that encourages passion, collaboration, and mutual respect.
In an ever-evolving ecosystem, we strive to maintain journalistic integrity and credibility across the newsroom and in all editorial-related marketing activities. We recognize that conflicts of interest may arise in our journalistic endeavors. In such cases, we are committed to transparency and will disclose any potential conflicts between the subjects we cover and our organization.
At The Startup Magazine (https://startupmagazine.in), we are dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and unbiased news and information. We value the trust our readers place in us and are committed to upholding the principles and values outlined in our mission.
Accuracy and Fairness:
We aim to provide accurate and reliable information, fact-checking our content to the best of our abilities before publication.
We verify the credibility and authenticity of our sources to ensure the accuracy of information presented.
We distinguish between facts and opinions, clearly labeling content that includes personal viewpoints or analysis.
We make every effort to present diverse perspectives and avoid bias or prejudice in our reporting.
Independence and Impartiality:
We maintain editorial independence and avoid conflicts of interest that may compromise our integrity or objectivity.
We clearly disclose any potential conflicts of interest or affiliations that may impact the credibility or perceived impartiality of our content.
We do not accept payments, gifts, or favors that may influence or compromise our editorial integrity.
Transparency and Accountability:
We are transparent about our sources, methodologies, and the process behind our news gathering and reporting.
We correct any errors promptly and transparently, clearly indicating the corrections made to the original content.
We provide avenues for readers to provide feedback, report inaccuracies, or voice concerns about our content.
We respect the privacy and anonymity of our sources, taking measures to protect their identities when necessary.
Respect for Privacy and Consent:
We respect the privacy rights of individuals and seek their consent when publishing personal information or sensitive details.
We adhere to relevant data protection laws and guidelines when handling personal data obtained during our reporting.
We consider the potential impact of our reporting on individuals and exercise sensitivity and empathy when dealing with sensitive subjects.
Our editorial decisions are based on journalistic principles and the public interest, without undue influence from external parties.
We prioritize news stories and topics based on their significance, relevance, and potential impact on our readers.
We distinguish between news reporting and opinion pieces, clearly labeling content that represents personal viewpoints or editorial commentary.
Guidelines Surrounding External Contributors:
Journalists are only as good as their sources. In the interest of transparency and trust, journalists must clarify if the conversation is on the record, anonymous, or off the record. Sound judgment must be exercised in relationships with sources. Journalists should ensure they remain impartial to ensure it doesn’t hamper their objectivity. It is highly discouraged to accept any hospitality including gifts, meals, drinks, and accommodation, among others, to preserve professional detachment. Scrupulous practice requires that if at any point the relationship gets personal to the extent that bias is likely to creep in, the journalist reaches out to the Editor-In-Chief.
Disclosures About Our Investors:
The Startup Magazine (https://startupmagazine.in) reports on all entities that fall into our newsworthiness criteria within the Indian startup ecosystem. On occasion, our coverage might be about companies which have some investors that have also invested in The Startup Magazine (https://startupmagazine.in). All our coverage is independent, balanced, and therefore, some of our coverage may be critical of our own investors. Ownership and funding info available here.
Despite the organization, the editor, and the author/journalists showing full commitment to their responsibilities, if there are any concerns that are found with the quality of the content, you can reach out to us via email at [email protected], and we will do our best to get this resolved, if found correct, at the earliest.
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This Ethics Policy serves as a foundation for our commitment to responsible journalism and maintaining the trust of our readers. We encourage open dialogue and feedback from our readers to continuously improve our practices and uphold the highest ethical standards in our news reporting and content creation.