Editorial Policies

Ethics Policy

Localyst Media is a nonprofit news organization that provides independent reporting and commentary on issues that impact local communities in the United States. We were founded in 2021 to provide readers with timely, relevant and reliable news and information rooted in authentic community voices. In both our reporting and our commentary, we value accuracy, present facts fairly, and aim to provide news coverage that is reflective of and relevant to the communities we serve.

Fact-Checking Policy

Localyst Media writers, reporters, and partners use their discretion to conduct their own fact-checking, as guided by our ethics policy. They independently verify all facts in their stories, with the understanding that the news and information we share has a direct impact on our community.

Corrections Policy

In the event of substantive errors to our original reporting, we will change the piece and note the correction (and the reason for it) at the end of the article. In the case of larger alterations to a piece, which may fundamentally change the story, we will add an editor’s note to the top of the article, explaining the change (and the reason for it).

Ownership and Funding Information

Localyst Media is a nonprofit news media organization that exists to inform and inspire people with reliable news and information rooted in authentic community voices. Our critical coverage of news, information, and community resources is made possible by the generous support of our subscribers and grants from public foundations.