Editorial Policies and Standards

Letter from the EIC

The Industry Dive newsroom is committed to becoming the world’s most respected source of business journalism. To achieve this ambition, our journalism and reputation must be rooted in impeccable standards and ethics. 

Our Code of Ethics is like the foundation of our house: It sets the standards, values and principles that guide our journalists and publications to earn the trust and respect of the industries we cover. 

We developed this code with Thomas Kent, the longtime Standards Editor of the Associated Press. We solicited input from across our newsroom and discussed every issue in depth with our leadership team. We train every journalist in our newsroom on this code when they join our organization and recirculate it regularly. We operate on a daily basis with its guiding principles in mind. We continue to update the code in light of evolving discussions and issues.

Here, we share the most relevant highlights from our Code of Ethics — there is a more robust internal version that provides greater detail, addresses more topics and outlines practical procedures — to help our readers, sources and other external stakeholders understand the standards and policies that we are committed to. Trust and transparency are essential to the best journalism. 

Davide Savenije
Editor-in-Chief, Industry Dive