Global News Journalistic Principles and Practices

Our primary directive is to report accurate, balanced, timely and comprehensive news and information in the public interest.

Independence is a fundamental Global News value; We will resist attempts at censorship or pressure to alter news content, real or apparent.

Integrity, fairness and transparency are at the foundation of our newsgathering process. We are committed to reporting news without distortion or misrepresentation.

Getting it right is more important than getting it first. Our journalistic standards will not be compromised by the deadlines and pressures of 24-hour news.

We will not formulate news content based on our own personal cultural beliefs, opinions, corporate influences or those of anyone else engaged in its preparation or delivery.

News events and public issues may be analyzed and put into context, as long as comment or opinion is clearly identified and kept distinct from regular news coverage.

Global News strives to reflect the diversity of Canadian society in the hiring of on-air employees, behind-the-scenes editorial decision makers, and our choices of interview subjects, experts, analysts and commentators.

Factors such as race, national or ethnic origin, skin colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and physical or mental disability will only be reported when relevant to news coverage.

We are committed to removing impediments and bans on the reporting of news in the public interest.

Clandestine reporting will only be employed when necessary to ensure the accuracy of stories in the public interest.