KPCW EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE POLICY
We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News.
KPCW retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support 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 activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.
KPCW may consider donations 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.
KPCW's news department also abides by the follow ethics policies:
KPCW DONOR TRANSPARENCY POLICY
We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization.
Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.
We will make public all donors who give $5,000 or more per year. As a nonprofit, we will only accept donations from anonymous sources of $5,000 or less and if it is clearly understood that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization. We also disclose all donations from government entities, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.
KPCW DIVERSITY STATEMENT, GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
KPCW is committed to having a staff, board of trustees and community advisory board that reflects the diversity of our community. Managers are encouraged to interview a well-qualified and diverse candidate pool for all open positions.
KPCW is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity for all persons. KPCW is also committed to the principle of nondiscrimination in all employment-related practices and decisions, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, supervision, promotion, compensation, benefits, termination and all other practices and decisions affecting an employee or potential employee. Management at KPCW and Board members exercising employee management responsibilities are required to take vigorous and appropriate action to assure that all employment-related practices and decisions are made without discrimination, harassment, or prejudicial treatment because of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability or protected veterans’ status.
KPCW’s annual diversity goals are:
- To recruit and retain a diverse workforce that is representative of our service area.
- To provide equal opportunity in employment
- To educate our management, staff and board annually in best practices for maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment for all persons
- To seek candidates for KPCW’s Community Advisory Board that represent the geographically and demographically diverse composition of the many communities we serve.
- To assist in developing a more diverse future workforce with professional skills in the broadcasting/media industry by recruiting diverse candidates for KPCW’s internship opportunities and/or by participating in minority or other diversity job fairs.
PLEDGE DRIVE POLICIES
As a public media outlet, KPCW relies on donor support to deliver daily news, information, and entertainment all year long. Twice a year, we ask the community to share their support during our public radio pledge drives in March and August. We invite local nonprofits and businesses to join us on-air to share why they value KPCW and encourage listeners to support this community station. If you would like to participate in an upcoming pledge drive, email email@example.com.
Nonprofit organizations can earn up to 100 spots of free underwriting credit when they join us during pledge drives. To be eligible to earn free underwriting, an organization must be based in Summit or Wasatch counties and must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to a specific cause and not a supporting organization. Organizations that are 501(c)(4), civic entities, or sponsored the pledge hour with a grant made to KPCW are not eligible to receive free underwriting.
Matching Grant Program
At KPCW, we offer a unique Matching Grant Program during our pledge drives to enable nonprofits to raise money for both KPCW and for your own organization. If a participating nonprofit has a donor (individual or corporation) who can offer a matching grant of at least $5,000, listeners will be told if they donate to KPCW during that nonprofit’s hour, the matching grant donor will donate the same amount to that nonprofit, dollar for dollar, up to the matching grant amount. If you reach the minimum grant amount during your hour, not only will you receive at least $5,000 from your donor, but you will also earn an automatic 100 free underwriting spots for your organization on KPCW. This is not a challenge grant that has to be reached or else no money is given. By law, all pledge drive donations from callers go to KPCW even if we exceed the matching grant amount.
KPCW USER COMMENT POLICIES
KPCW seeks to foster an engaged community built on civility and dialogue. As you comment on our website, please be considerate to one another. Certain issues and news pieces can become heated and controversial; however, KPCW moderators seek to maintain a respectful thread of commentary.
We will delete inappropriate content, which includes any content that:
-is obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or vulgar
-violates a person's right to privacy
-violates any local, state, national or international law
-contains or advocates illegal or violent acts
-degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other classification
-is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass, or contains derogatory name-calling
-is a duplicate or repost of something you've already posted on the site, -contains advertising or solicitation of any kind
-misrepresents your identity or affiliation
-is in poor taste or is otherwise objectionable.
Additionally, please be advised that everything you post on the KPCW Radio website will be viewed by the general public, and may be broadcast on KPCW.