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.

A Miner Detail generates, acquires, and disseminates Maryland political news that strives to meet the 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.

A Miner Detail strives for balance, fairness, accuracy, and transparency.

METHODS

A Miner Detail aims to gather the facts to pursue indisputable, abject truth without fear or favor.

We responsibly gather news and share fact-based opinions.

A Miner Detail verifies and vets its sources and ensures sources’ motivations are ethically responsible and conflict-free.

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 on the site.

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

Journalistic oversights can occur, however. The editor examines and 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 small donations.

We graciously accept PayPal donations.

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