GUIDELINES FOR THE ASHEVILLE FREE PRESS, LLC
CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES
The Asheville Free Press is committed to being accurate and will respond in a timely fashion to any claim that its publication presents an inaccurate fact or invades a right of privacy. If a reader or subject of a story believes that some statement is inaccurate or otherwise actionable, that person can request a correction by sending a request to the Editor at Editor@Ashevillefreepress.com. Within a reasonable time, our editorial team will carefully review any potential inaccuracy and decide whether an article needs to be corrected or modified in some other way. The news organization’s management has developed relationships with experienced media counsel, who are available for consultation on an immediate and as needed basis.
In the event of a typo or grammatical error, the story will be amended without comment. In the event of a minor factual error, the story will be amended, and the change will be noted at the bottom. Significant corrections will be noted in the headline or at the top of the story. If new details or clarifications are added to a story after its publication, our practice is to include a note describing the update at the end of the piece.
The Asheville Free Press is also committed to protecting its intellectual property and respects that interest when it receives a demand to remove content based on intellectual property rights of others. When necessary, these requests are referred to experienced media counsel for evaluation and consultation. When necessary, removal of content or other remedies may be suggested. In any event, the requester will receive a response in a timely fashion.
The Asheville Free Press believes that reporters and editors should have the freedom to hold the powerful accountable. When an article involves sensitive subjects, The Asheville Free Press has a current client relationship with the Lawyers for Reporters, a pro bono project that provides pre-publication review or refers the matter out to a law firm with significant media law experience. Any article that the editors consider sensitive will be referred to that organization for review.