Newsrooms in the INN network uphold membership standards that represent a promise of editorial excellence, ethical behavior and transparency about their funding and practices, a promise to the communities they serve. To help our members and other nonprofit newsrooms demonstrate and adhere to these standards, INN has gathered these sample policies and considerations.
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Editorial Independence Policy
Donor Transparency Policy
Editorial Collaboration Policy (content in development)
Content Usage Policy
Put Your Name Behind the News (letter template)
IRS Guidance re Governance of 501(c)(3) Organizations
Political activity by nonprofit news board members
INN Sheppard Mullin memo on nonprofit media (INN members: please visit the Member Center to access this document)
Setting Up Your Nonprofit Board of Directors
Fiduciary responsibilities of a nonprofit board
Members’ board and staff conflict-of-interest policy examplesBack to top