Standards & Ethics

MISSION

A Miner Detail’s mission is to inform and equip the public with authentic news and information to inspire an appreciation and understanding of Maryland politics, current events, and state government, including its leaders at the local, state, and federal levels.

In effect, A Miner Detail generates, acquires, and disseminates news that invariably meets journalism’s highest standards.

STANDARDS

A Miner Detail is an independent, nonpartisan multimedia news outlet that distributes, disseminates, and publishes news-worthy stories – only before meeting the strictest newsgathering standards.

Its staff practices authentic journalism – accurately, fairly, independently, and categorically.

A Miner Detail is fair, transparent, timely, accurate, unbiased, and impartial.

METHODS

A Miner Detail‘s purpose is to gather the facts to pursue indisputable, abject truth responsibly.

The site’s editor painstakingly verifies every minor detail reported.

Moreover, A Miner Detail’s editor verifies its sources and ensures their motivations are ethically responsible and conflict-free.

A Miner Detail‘s editors exhaustively vet their sources.

DISCLOSURES

Personal and professional interests may sometimes conflict; however, A Miner Detail pledges to disclose relationships or any underlying ethical concerns or connections to individuals and groups related to the story by providing a disclaimer within the published content.

OPINION vs. REPORTING 

A Miner Detail offers political commentary, separate from its reporting.

All opinion content will be labeled accordingly. 

ACCOUNTABILITY & CORRECTIONS 

A Miner Detail is accountable to its readers.

The editor accepts responsibility for all reporting published to the site.

A Miner Detail does not hesitate to disclose its newsgathering methods.

Journalistic oversights can occur, however. The editor examines thoroughly examines oversights and updates content with necessary corrections.

All corrections are notated in the content.

Please get in touch with Ryan@AMinerDetail.com if you discover an oversight on the site.

OWNERSHIP AND FUNDING 

A Miner Detail is owned and operated by “Miner Media LLC DBA A Miner Detail” and is a registered Maryland Limited Liability Company.

Editor in Chief Ryan Miner is Miner Media LLC‘s listed resident agent.

Miner Media LLC‘s listed address is 30 Sebastiani Blvd, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.

A Miner Detail’s funding is primarily from donations from its loyal friends and supporters.

The site happily and graciously accepts PayPal donations.

A Miner Detail does not receive funding from political candidates, political action committees (PACs), lobbyists, or other political brokers.