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Mission

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest," said American educator John Dewey (1859-1952.) We take that challenge very seriously and believe the strength of a democracy depends on informed citizens making educated decisions. Our work is founded on a commitment to civic debate that includes the airing of the broadest range of perspectives. Our mission is to make it easier for news media under time and financial constraints to include voices and perspectives that articulate the importance of economic fairness, social and environmental justice and equal opportunity.

Editorial policy/Funding

We cover a broad range of issues with a focus on social services, growth, health care, environmental issues and state government. This coverage is made possible by funding from grants and contributions from individuals, non-profit and non-governmental organizations and foundations with an interest in seeing more news coverage on these and other subjects.

As all news outlets, we recognize the possibility that those who fund any medium may seek to influence its content. Therefore, we have instituted policies to ensure that our practices and content conform to commonly-held journalistic standards. As with any other objective news medium, there is a wall between the news and fundraising functions. Our producer practices attribution, fairness and balance in all content. All contributors are given the explicit understanding that editorial content and control is entirely under the authority of Newsservice.org.

Notice about Copyrighted Material

All the images on this site are approved for our use, and we have made every effort to ensure the images on this site are approved for redistribution. However, there may be images on this site that contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically delineated by the copyright owner. As journalists, we are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Before reproducing any image found on this website, it is your responsibility to determine if your use complies with any copyright or license to use any image on this site. Newsservice.org and its owner Public News Service are not responsible for your use of any third party's copyright protected works.

And, with this in mind, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA"), Creative Communications, inc. responds promptly to claims of copyright infringement reported to its designated agent. In the event that you find Content posted on the Site which you believe constitutes an infringement of the copyright ownership or other intellectual property rights of you or any third party, you are requested to immediately report any alleged infringement. Please note that under section 512(f) of the DMCA (17 U.S.C. 512(f)), any person who knowingly and materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability. To report an alleged infringement, contact us via email and in writing providing a signed statement containing the information below:

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