Editorial Policy

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(v0.85, Dec2022)

We at the Media C-Suite aspire to become a serious focal point for our community of executive decision-makers with vested interests in the Media & Entertainment industry.

Our aspiration is pursued on the basis of building trust with our readers.

The Editorial Policies of the Media C-Suite seek to establish and sustain that trust by adhering to professional standards for the content we publish. We recognise that no single set of guidelines or policy statements can address every issue faced by all publishers and their readers. We also recognise that our Editorial Policies will evolve as we, and our community, grow.

As a fledgling outlet, we are particularly sensitive to growing our community of readers and serving their interests. Our guiding principle is to listen to our community and respond to the issues and concerns of our readers while providing news, thought-provoking information, analysis and opinion that drives insight and positive momentum within our community.

We are also a for-profit business enterprise dependent upon revenues derived from multiple sources, including advertising.

In this regard, as a publisher with content derived from multiple sources, including independent journalists and contributors, our editors take special care to distinguish advertising or promotional materials from our editorial content.

Our editorial guidelines include:

Transparency

  • Advertisement and promotional content should be clearly distinguished from editorial content.
  • Opinion, analysis and discussion should be clearly distinguished from news content.
  • Paid or sponsored content should be clearly labelled as such.
  • Anonymous sources for news, opinion, analysis or discussion should be avoided, unless significant personal safety protections for the source are warranted.

Style

  • Outside of our particular submissions guidelines, we ask all writers to adhere to the standards of the Association Press (AP) Stylebook.
  • Adherence to the AP Stylebook may be relaxed at the discretion of the editors for particular contributors and/or for regular columns with their own style.
  • Writers should have specific, written approval for deviation from our submission guidelines.

Corrections

  • We accept that mistakes do happen and that misinformation does get reported.
  • When a mistake or misinformation is recognised, our priority is to correct it quickly and properly.

Ethics

As publishers, we seek to adhere to the standards of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics, which can be found here: SPJ Code of Ethics – Society of Professional Journalists, including the following principles:

  • Seek Truth and Report it.
  • Minimise Harm.
  • Act Independently.
  • Be Accountable and Transparent.

Unsolicited Submissions

  • Unsolicited submissions must be addressed and sent by email to: submissions@mediacsuite.com
  • All submissions must include a unique identifier (i.e., the title of the article) within the subject line of the email.
  • All articles must be original and not previously published.
  • Articles submitted must be between 800 and 2,000 words in Arial or Calibri font at size 12 and in AP Style if not contradicted by our written guidelines.
  • Articles submitted must be saved in Microsoft Word format without password protection with no edit or print restrictions.
  • Articles submitted must be the final copy, fully edited and proofed for grammar, style and accuracy with zero errors.
  • We will not consider unsolicited articles longer than 2,000 words.
  • If you would like to submit an article longer than 2,000 words, please submit a one-page outline of the article describing the subject, argument and/or community interest plus a separate one-paragraph profile of yourself within context of the proposed article.
  • Any artwork and/or photography submitted must be saved and submitted as separate, hi-resolution files in .jpeg or .png format and referenced as “Image A”, “Image B”, etc. with corresponding full attribution/credit provided in plain text (together with context description, if any) in the main submission document.

Published Content

  • Articles and other content that we publish are subject to terms and conditions agreed to in writing between ourselves and the creator of the published works which may, or may not, reflect the opinion or views of our editors or this publication.
  • In some cases, we will pay professional fees for professionally written articles and other content, subject to our terms and conditions for payment being accepted in writing.
  • We may, at our discretion, offer published content accepted under our terms and conditions as syndicated content and made available to other publishers.