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HNF Editorial Principles, Policy and Guideline

 

Team HNF is guided by the following principles

Journalist must believe that the basic purpose of journalism is to provide people with the information* they need to be empowered and Self-governing.

• Journalist must be obliged to the truth and loyal to the citizens.

• Journalist must maintain independence from any kind of bias – be it individual or circumstantial.

Journalist must serve as an independent monitor of society, administration and power.

• Journalist must not impose his/ her own opinion on the News and People.

• Journalist must respect accuracy.

• Journalist must exercise his/ her personal conscience while reporting and presenting the news.

* Information, as we at HNF define, is the information, which is verified and authenticated by independent and valid sources.

Always name the source of information except, only, in cases where the source desires genuine anonymity without any vested interest and/ or vicious intent.

No rumour or speculation should be presented as information, even if it looks quite obvious, without thorough verification because the slightest of irresponsibility would finally make it a fatal misinformation and a blunder in the name of journalism.

Always remember, our constitution grants us the 'Right to Free Speech' but not the right to misinform people in the name of 'free speech.'

Tips for our Writers/ Contributors

If you want to write for us, these golden principles set by George Orwell would be of immense help to write a better piece.

(i) Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.

(ii) Never use a long word where a short one will do.

(iii) If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.

(iv) Never use the passive where you can use the active.

(v) Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.

HNF Guideline for Reporting and Content Production

1. Accuracy

The information should be pure confirming the reality and not in any way be misleading or false. Information must be thoroughly crosschecked and presented in the news with a disciplined use of Visuals, Language and Production Techniques.

2. Integrity

The information must be truth based, and not distorted or interpreted to justify a preconceived conclusion or based upon any kind of affiliation or personal bias.

3. Fairness

News must report relevant facts, information and significant points of view and deal fairly and ethically with persons, institutions, issues and events.

HNF EDITORIAL POLICY STATEMENT

We strongly emphasize on "Pure information", "Originality" and "Authenticity" and take utmost care to keep all three elements intact in all our News and Feature content.

We condemn all/ any kind of unethical as well as irresponsible practice in the name of Journalism like unauthorise use of content in violation of Intellectual Property Right Act and all/any kind of immoral and unlawful act while producing/ presenting information in form of News and Features.

We respect and promote investigative Journalism but seriously discourage all and any kind of sensational approach in presentation of News.

HNF CONTENT REPRODUCTION POLICY

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(NB: This Guideline is set by HotnHit Newsfeatures, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, to guide reporters and writers associated with it. We, however, have no objection if anybody else follows it while on a journalistic job.)

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