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Newsroom Magazine's principal mission is to credibly and responsibly inform readers about the world in which we live.
What we present as fact is to the best of our knowledge true and sufficiently revealed to be relied upon.
What we publish is selected based on its news value and/or its national or global relevance to responsible citizens and those who seek to govern them.
What we publish is chosen to provide meaningful insight into, or clearer perspective about the world in which we live.
Fidelity To Fact
The foundations upon which our mission rest are fairness, accountability, responsibility and fidelity-to-fact.
Serving the public interest without fear or prejudice rests upon our collective commitment to a clearly defined code of ethics, and consistently applied journalistic standards and editorial practices.
The journalistic mechanisms by which we stand and to which we commit our reputation are credibility, relevancy and probity.
Fulfillment of our mission rests, in part, on Newsroom Magazine's searchable and globally visible repository of everything we publish.
Our mission requires that we record and index reports, findings and official statements about the role of government(s) in the world in which we live that are based upon editorial selection predicated upon credibility, relevancy and probity.
To fully understand what government is doing, or failing to do, depends on a broad range of information about world and national issues and events. We focus on national and international stories -- most of which are related to U.S. government actions, decisions, legislation, regulation and military matters.
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Newsroom Magazine does not edit or modify government provided information, but we do consciously select and publish content that contains explicit information worthy of being permanently visible online.
What Government Says Matters
While our editors seek to publish government-sourced information for its factual foundations we knowingly publish, from time to time, governmental materials that are egregiously overstated, highly politicized, slanted to administration policy, or simply foolish or misguided.
What we publish is intended to provide the reader an unfiltered glimpse of government. We offer neither support for that which is best, nor criticism of that which is not. Our job is to validate that the source materials published by Newsroom Magazine are legitimate government delivered information.
The government, department, agency, or authority to which the content is attributed is solely responsible for the credibility, accuracy and fairness of what they said and how they said it.
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Those who form, select, edit, oversee, manage and/or author Newsroom Magazine content are charged with fulfilling our mission by way of a narrative, opinion, commentaries, essays, editorials, news analysis, and stories about the human condition and/or the American Experience.
Narrative content published by Newsroom Magazine is supported, when and where appropriate, by utility resources including definitions of terms or words that appear in both narrative and news content and/or logical definitions and constructs.
In fulfillment of our mission we pledge to be responsible, credible and journalistically sound so that we might deliver newsworthy information and materials including that which reveals government in its own words absent fear or prejudice.
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Newsroom Magazine is publishing news content today. Sharing what’s happening in Washington with readers world-wide is our purpose and our mission. We respect Internet content publishers who have chosen to bail-out, boycott, or go dark in protest over the K-Street Industrial Complex’ ham-handed attempt at copyright protection absent equally clear protection for freedom of speech rights.
Newsroom Magazine calls on Congress to kill both the SOPA and PIPA bills.
The Internet is a complex and often difficult to understand medium. Few who use this medium grasp how important the Internet has become to economic growth. Or how Internet-enabled freedom of speech has changed the world.
Newsroom Magazine supports legislation that equally values the needs and interests of all Internet content stakeholders.
Property rights are important. But no more so than freedom of speech and expression. As long as both are protected the Internet can continue to empower the disenfranchised, even as it affords others the opportunity to profit, share, inform, teach, entertain, lie, cheat, or misdirect.
Today, the Internet is at risk by way of SOPA and/or PIPA bills pending in the U.S. Congress. The purpose of the proposed legislation is to end wrongful exploitation of copyrighted materials by persons or organizations, especially those offshore, who seek to wrongfully profit from the intellectual property of others.
Intellectual property rights are of importance to both Internet users and publishers for the right to profit from one’s own work is central to freedom of information.
The pending legislation should be scrapped in favor of joint development of a new bill based on hearings and consultations by and among content copyright owners and Internet operators, publishers and content providers.