Code of Conduct
Inter:Mission Bristol © is an independent online arts and cultural magazine committed to maintaining the highest practices of journalistic ethics. Our aim is to create, collate, and deliver the highest quality of news, reviews and features to uphold and exceed our readers’ expectations of this magazine. In accordance with the ambition, our code of conduct reflects the standards we expect of our contributors.
Standards of Behaviour
1. We are entirely committed to providing the complete, unmitigated truth to our readers to the greatest extent possible. All errors are corrected immediately as we are made aware of them. We do not wait for someone to request a correction. We maintain the practice of admitting and apologising for all errors explicitly below the article in question. Contributors are advised to proof-read their own work before submission to minimise inaccuracies.
2. Information is gathered for the benefit of our readership. Contributors are not expected to use their position for any other purpose.
3. Contributors who plagiarize fall well short of our expectations and those of our readers, as does anyone who knowingly or recklessly provides false information for publication. Such behaviour is not tolerated by Inter:Mission Bristol ©.
4. Any images not produced by a site photographer and used by Inter:Mission Bristol © will be credited with a full source hereafter.
5. All sources are treated with fairness and common courtesy. Contributors do not promise favourable reviews in exchange for preferential treatment, nor do they threaten negative reviews to uncooperative sources.
6. Critics or reviewers are expected to disclose to editors if they are involved with, or have close friends in any performance, production or other activity that may compromise the integrity of the article. The editor will then make a decision on whether they are appropriately impartial.
7. Critics or reviewers may choose not to disclose their reason for attending a performance, place or event, but may not provide a false identity or affiliation unless under exceptional circumstances.
8. Critics or reviewers may accept discounts towards meals or performances from patrons if offered, adhering to the expectations established above (see 4.).
9. Contributors may not engage in any activities whilst recognisably affiliated with an assignment that may bring Inter:Mission Bristol © into disrepute.
10. Contributors are not permitted to advertise any individual, product or organisation irrelevant to the article without the express authorisation of an editor.
11. Contributors must obey the law in the gathering of news at all times when engaged in work for Inter:Mission Bristol ©.
12. Contributors must acknowledge the editors’ right to edit their work upon submission.
This Code of Conduct was published on 30/9/12
Updated on 27/10/12