Independence, corrections and fiscal transparency

Editorial Independence

Labor Pains subscribes to standards of editorial independence adapted from Institute for Nonprofit News:

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Labor Pains will make public all organizations and individual donors who give a total of $1,000 or more per year. We do not accept anonymous donations.

Corrections Policy

Labor Pains strives for accuracy in all stories we publish. Just because we have a viewpoint doesn't mean we will abandon the facts.

Like every news outlet run by people, we will make mistakes. And we will correct those mistakes as soon as possible. In the event of an error, we will issue a statement with a description of the error, a correction and an explanation of how the error occurred.

If you believe there was an error or a factual misrepresentation in a story published here, please email Aria Velasquez at aj.velasquez192@gmail.com.

Regarding Donors and Fiscal Transparency

Labor Pains is committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Our company's annual cash flow statement, which is updated monthly to reflect revenue and expenditures, can be found here.

Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics and special projects. We may receive funds from standard government programs offered to small businesses.

Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors or any revenue source. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We make public all organizations and individual donors who give $1,000 or more per year. We avoid accepting charitable donations from anonymous sources, government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our advisory board and editorial leadership, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.