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Editorial Policy

Mission Statement

SomersetIdeas.co.uk is dedicated to showcasing the best of Somerset, highlighting the county’s diverse offerings in food and drink, events, attractions, independent businesses, and the unique beauty of the Somerset landscape. Our aim is to be a trusted resource for both locals looking to discover hidden gems and visitors seeking authentic Somerset experiences.

Core Values

  • Impartiality: Our reviews and features will be honest and unbiased. We will not be influenced by commercial partnerships or personal relationships.
  • Integrity: We will always disclose any potential conflicts of interest, such as free meals or press trips, to ensure transparency.
  • Respect: We will treat businesses, organizations, and individuals featured on our site with respect. Our focus is on providing constructive feedback and celebrating what Somerset offers.
  • Inclusivity: SomersetIdeas.co.uk strives to represent the diverse range of experiences and businesses in Somerset, avoiding any form of discrimination in our content.

Content Guidelines

  • Focus on Somerset: Content must have a clear and direct connection to Somerset.
  • Originality: We prioritize unique and original content that offers fresh perspectives on the county.
  • Accuracy: All information, including business details, event dates, and historical facts, will be rigorously checked for accuracy.
  • Quality: Content will be well-written, engaging, and adhere to high grammatical standards.
  • Visuals: We encourage the use of high-quality photographs and videos to enhance our content.

Fact-Checking and Corrections

  • Verification: Before publication, all factual information will be verified against reliable sources.
  • Corrections: If errors are discovered after publication, we will promptly issue corrections and updates with transparency.

Editorial Independence

  • Separation from Advertising: Editorial content will remain independent of advertising influence. Sponsored content will be clearly labeled.
  • No Pay for Play: We will not accept payment in exchange for positive reviews or coverage.

Community Engagement

  • Reader Feedback: We welcome feedback and suggestions from our readers. Comments and discussions will be moderated to ensure a respectful and constructive environment.

Updates

This editorial policy is a living document and will be reviewed and updated regularly to reflect changes to the website or industry best practices.

Explanation

  • Mission Statement and Core Values: Define the purpose and guiding principles of the website.
  • Content Guidelines: Set clear expectations for the style, quality, and subject matter of the website’s content.
  • Fact-Checking and Corrections: Outline standards for ensuring the accuracy of published information.
  • Editorial Independence: Reinforce commitment to unbiased content, free of external influence.
  • Community Engagement: Promote a welcoming environment for reader interaction.
  • Updates: Acknowledge the potential need for revisions to the policy.