Accountability is essential to the ethical practice of journalism and the maintenance of the public trust. Being accountable for news-gathering practices and reporting means making firm commitments and taking responsibility for your journalism and the journalism of your peers.
- Seek and carefully consider the feedback you receive from the community about your work.
- Respond constructively to any complaints, particularly those related to matters raised in relation to these standards.
- Where errors or potentially incomplete or misleading information is found, corrections or clarifications should be made promptly, prominently, and transparently.
- Where no errors or incomplete or misleading information is found, your work should not be altered or removed in any material way in response to pressure from outside interests.