Gettysburg Connection’s Ethics Policies

This document summarizes Gettysburg Connection’s ethical expectations regarding the behavior of our members, including employees, independent contractors, interns, and unpaid contributors, toward each other and toward our readers, sponsors, partners, and society at large.

Our reporting is guided by the following ethical guidelines, which we strive to maintain:


  • We clearly differentiate factual news stories from those expressing personal opinions
  • We strive for accuracy, give all the relevant facts we have, and ensure they have been checked
  • When we cannot corroborate information we say so


  • We do not act, formally or informally, on behalf of special interest groups
  • We clearly label images and stories from our financial sponsors as sponsored content

Fairness and Impartiality

  • While we do not always present every side of a story equally, our stories are balanced and add context
  • We believe and act on the principal that impartial reporting builds trust and confidence.


  • We try to include all members of our community in our coverage
  • We try to avoid doing harm to people or institutions
  • We are aware of the impact of our words and images on the lives of others


  • We are accountable for our work and prepared to accept criticism and consequences
  • When we commit errors we correct them and our expressions of regret are sincere
  • We listen to the concerns of our audience
  • We may edit but not change the meaning of the contributions of our contributors
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