About our Ethics Policy

As an editorial organization, tnooz believes in the journalistic standards of openness, fairness, and transparency.

We do not solicit or accept payment for editorial content submissions under any circumstances.

Our editorial staff and freelance reporters who write news stories, analysis and commentary do not have a direct investment or other financial interest in the subjects of those articles. Any conflict of interest between one of our writers and news subjects is disclosed as part of the published article.

When we accept hosted invitations from companies we cover

We accept travel and accommodation so that we can more accurately and thoroughly cover and analyze the industry. It’s not always feasible to invest resources in travel when those resources could be spent on better writing that serves our community. Reducing our expenses allows us to cover more for less. It’s not ideal, but it’s what keeps tnooz free.

By accepting invitations from companies, we never agree to guarantee coverage. The coverage is organic, as the writer sees fit.

We also only accept invitations from companies that are of significant interest to our readers. We believe not only in editorial integrity but in story integrity. We want to highlight and call out the essential things our community needs to know, regardless of anyone else’s agenda.

A disclosure is always noted in any article when an author’s travel and accommodation was covered by a third party organisation.

When we accept contributed viewpoints

Contributed viewpoints are directly marked as such. These guest articles are submitted from subject-matter experts in their fields and they work in travel, technology or related industries that enable their unique perspectives on news, topics and trends our readers expect from tnooz.

Any conflict of interest between guest authors and the subject of their analysis is disclosed either in their affiliation or specifically as part of the published article. If something is missed or unlcear, it will be promptly corrected.

These submissions provide valuable industry-facing perspective on news, topics and trends important to our readers.

We encourage readers to contribute to discussions and share their opinions in the dedicated space below each article for comments. Comments are moderated by our editorial team and should be respectful, concise and add to the debate.

Comments which are promotional in nature, not relevant to the discussion or contain profanity towards other contributors will be deleted.

How we make money

As a commercial organization, we accept advertising in the form of paid banner ads, text ads, and online/live event sponsors.

We also continuously explore other commercial opportunities that support our news, information and business services comprising our web, mobile and in-person marketing platform.

Members of our commercial team may report or write news articles, but remain bound by our editorial guidelines above. They may also write for our company blog and provide analysis or commentary.

Any conflict of interest between a member of our commercial team and the subject of a news or other article is disclosed as part of the published article.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our ethics statement.

 
 

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