Editorial Policy

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high-quality, reliable, and engaging content that informs, entertains, and enhances the lives of Virginia Beach residents.

Content Standards

  • Accuracy: All information published must be fact-checked and verified. Sources should be reliable and cited appropriately.
  • Fairness: Content should be balanced and impartial. All sides of an issue should be presented fairly.
  • Inclusivity: We are committed to diversity and representation. Content should reflect the diverse communities of Virginia Beach.
  • Respect: All content must be respectful and considerate of all individuals and groups. Offensive, discriminatory, or harmful content is strictly prohibited.

Content Types

  • News: Timely and relevant news affecting Virginia Beach and its residents.
  • Features: In-depth articles on local events, culture, lifestyle, and human interest stories.
  • Opinions: Clearly marked opinion pieces and editorials. These reflect the author’s viewpoint and not the official stance of SouthSideDaily.com.
  • Reviews: Honest and fair reviews of local businesses, events, and products.

Ethical Guidelines

  • Plagiarism: Absolutely no plagiarism. All content must be original or properly attributed.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Writers must disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Corrections: Any factual errors must be promptly corrected and clearly noted.

Submission Guidelines

  • Clarity: Content should be clear, concise, and free of jargon. Aim for simplicity and readability.
  • Format: Follow our formatting guidelines for structure, headings, and multimedia integration.
  • Approval: All content must be reviewed and approved by our editorial team before publication.

Community Engagement

  • Comments: We encourage respectful and constructive comments. Moderation will ensure adherence to our standards.
  • Feedback: We value reader feedback and will consider it in our continuous improvement efforts.

Legal Compliance

  • Copyright: Respect copyright laws and obtain necessary permissions for any third-party content.
  • Privacy: Adhere to privacy laws and protect personal information of individuals featured in our content.

Editorial Independence Our editorial team operates independently from commercial interests. Advertising and sponsorship will not influence editorial decisions.

Updates and Revisions Our editorial policy may be updated periodically to reflect evolving standards and practices. The latest version will always be available on our website.

Contact Information For any questions or concerns regarding our editorial policy, please contact our editorial team at [email protected]

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