How Your Organization Can Support Public Service Journalism
We serve the public by providing them news and information so they can stay aware and safe.
We are a community-minded newsroom focused on covering stories and incidents relating to public safety. Increasingly, residents of Sacramento and beyond rely on our reporting to know what is taking place around them.
We often beat local news outlets in breaking stories and news outlets will regularly contact us to assist them with covering a story. Our work often appears on television and online news websites.
Our focus on serving the public has enabled us to build a lot of goodwill in the Sacramento community. We have good relations with first responders, community leaders, and other community stakeholders. Most importantly, our viewers deeply appreciate the coverage that we provide.
We invite businesses, nonprofits, and other groups to become institutional members of Public Safety News to show their support for public service journalism.
For more information on membership and sponsorship opportunities, contact us at [email protected]
Public Safety News retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We will maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.
We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.
Public Safety News also may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.
Public Safety News will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more. We will avoid accepting donations from anonymous sources, and we will not accept donations from government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.