Edi­to­r­i­al Pol­i­cy

Edi­to­r­i­al Cov­er­age

The Laramie Free Press will be as bal­anced and com­pre­hen­sive as pos­si­ble in our approach to cov­er­ing news. We will make every rea­son­able effort to be inclu­sive of the mul­ti­ple dif­fer­ent views in any giv­en sto­ry. Any news analy­sis or com­men­tary pieces found with­in the edi­to­r­i­al sec­tion of the Laramie Free Press will be clear­ly labeled as such.

Anony­mous Sources

All sto­ries, images, audio and video will be cred­it­ed to reflect the source.  The Laramie Free Press will strive to lim­it the use of anony­mous sources. In the nor­mal course of oper­a­tions, anony­mous sources are not a neces­si­ty. Those sources as they become avail­able will be used, how­ev­er, for the pur­pose of infor­ma­tion gath­er­ing. The Laramie Free Press will use such infor­ma­tion to inde­pen­dent­ly ver­i­fy and find alter­nate sources to use in a sto­ry. With such sources, the Laramie Free Press will stand by its duty to pro­tect them and not reveal their names.


The Laramie Free Press staff believes that pho­tographs, video and audio are key com­mu­ni­ca­tion tools of a sto­ry and should be held to an equal lev­el of account­abil­i­ty, respon­si­bil­i­ty and integri­ty as the writ­ten word in jour­nal­ism. Images and video illus­trate and reflect the events of our world today and there­fore have a respon­si­bil­i­ty to be deliv­ered to our audi­ence with accu­ra­cy and impar­tial­i­ty.


Paid adver­tis­ing appears at var­i­ous loca­tions through­out the Laramie Free Press web­site and in our email newslet­ters and will be clear­ly marked as advertising.The estab­lish­ments, events, prod­ucts and ser­vices fea­tured on the Laramie Free Press are deter­mined entire­ly by our edi­to­r­i­al staff. No one can pay to be fea­tured on the Laramie Free Press. That’s what adver­tis­ing is for, and it’s always labeled as such. Sell­ing our­selves (lit­er­al­ly) would destroy the legit­i­ma­cy and integri­ty of our pub­li­ca­tion. Edi­to­r­i­al con­tent will not be changed, removed or altered sim­ply because it con­flicts with an adver­tis­ers mes­sage on our site.


Major updates to sto­ries includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to head­line cor­rec­tions, fact cor­rec­tions, in-sto­ry con­tent dele­tions and sto­ry revi­sions will be clear­ly labeled as [UPDATED]. Minor edits such as gram­mar and spelling cor­rec­tions will be made with­out tag­ging the sto­ry as being updat­ed.

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