Funding Policy

Rise Media takes our editorial independence seriously.  As part of our ethical obligations, we have adopted this funding policy and publicly subscribe to the Institute for Nonprofit News’ standards of editorial independence as follows:

Rise Media retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We will maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all funding.

Acceptance of funding does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants, and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our operations, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Rise Media may also consider funding to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Rise Media will make public all donors who financially support us as individual members, major donors, advertisers and corporate sponsors.

Last Updated: 06/28/2017