Our first and foremost goal at NEA Report is to present the most accurate and unbiased examination of the subject we are reporting on. If we make a mistake, our top priority is correcting that mistake.
In many cases, stories evolve, are advanced, or even change entirely with new information or added context.
Updates: When we update our stories substantially , our policy is to print the term “Update” in a noticeable location, often in bold text. Most updates are only done in the same 24 hour time frame as a story’s publication. While not always, we usually publish a new article if a substantial development occurs after that initial period. In cases of ongoing coverage, we link previous and new articles within our site that can update previous stories.
Corrections: If NEA Report disseminates information we learn to be false or misleading, we will correct the story including removing quotes later determined to be inaccurate. Our policy is to publish corrections when we make mistakes and we always take ownership of opportunities to improve. If a source provides us with information that must be corrected, we will note that only out of the need for transparency in understanding where mistakes were made.
We do believe our audience deserves to not only understand what mistakes were made, but why.
Removal of Story: If a story is determined to be substantially inaccurate after the fact, we will remove it and offer our reasoning in place of the story that was removed. This may include posts of explanations on social media, depending on the need for correcting inaccuracies.
In instances of crime reporting, our stories are all sourced from law enforcement, legitimate witnesses, or public records. However, we also believe in second chances for those deserving. If you have been a subject of a story, served your sentence and had your record expunged, we will evaluate removing your name from a story or the story entirely, depending on each case.