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Our policies and practices

Editorial Independence

The 9th Street Journal pursues stories of public interest, retaining full authority over our editorial content. We observe strict separation between sources of revenue and news coverage decisions. Acceptance of financial support does not affect our news judgment or decision-making process.

We accept gifts and grants in support of our newsgathering activities.

While we may accept grants related to a certain news topic, we maintain editorial control over our reporting and coverage.

We will make public donors who contribute more than $5,000 a year. 

Donor Transparency

The 9th Street Journal is supported by grants and donations. Our news judgments are made independently, and are not influenced by donors or revenue source.

We also are committed to transparency in funding. We will not accept donations from sources that  might present a conflict of interest with our work. We will make public any donations greater than $5,000.

Financial Support

We are grateful for support from The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy at Duke University and The Purpose Project, a campus-wide initiative administered by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Duke Divinity School, with funding from the Duke Endowment.