Media Outlet Community Media Network Legal Entity Community Media Network Date of first publication 11/03/2021 Date of Latest Change 11/03/2021

13. Professionalism for Affiliations

13.1. Sponsored Content Policies

Professional journalism principles shall have clear and distinct editorial practices in distinguishing advertising and sponsored content, commercial or commissioned, from editorial content independently produced by the Media Outlet.

Do your Editorial Guidelines have specific policies for distinguishing commercial or sponsored content?

Yes

13.2. Sponsored Content Indicators

In Media Outlets, sponsored content shall be clearly identified with the words content 'sponsored by’, ‘paid by’ or other explicit and easy to understand terms. Particular care should be taken in distinguishing so called ‘native’ content (where the item is sponsored but is published or broadcast next to ordinary editorial content) from its surrounding material.

Do you publish any sponsored content?

Yes

Do your Editorial Guidelines require all sponsored content to be clearly labelled or otherwise made clear?

Yes

Do your Editorial Guidelines require sponsored content to be labelled and made clearly distinguishable from your own content?

Yes

13.3. Separation of News and Opinion

Editorial Guidelines shall ensure that there is a clear distinction between news content and opinion and between news content and other content provided by an external non-journalistic body by requiring labelling or an equivalent mechanism.

Do your Editorial Guidelines require a clear distinction to be made between news content and opinion content?

Yes

Do your Editorial Guidelines require a clear distinction to be made between news content and commercial content?

Yes

Do you in editorial practice or in Editorial Guidelines require a clear distinction to be made between news content and content supplied by an external non-journalistic body?

Yes