Editorial Policy

Editorial Guidelines

Nova Scotia Today strives to deliver factual, unbiased, and balanced business, technology, science, politics, and health news and analysis. This editorial policy explains how we choose and review the content and tools you see on our site, how we differentiate advertising and sponsored content from news content, how financial or other outside influences affect our website, and how you can contact us with questions or comments about our websites.

About This Policy

Websites Included
Nova Scotia Today, including any entity we control, is referred to as “Nova Scotia Today,” “We,” or “novascotiatoday.com” (for example a subsidiary that we own). The term “website” refers to our internet site, novascotiatoday.com. Our website includes a about us section where you can learn more about our company, what we do, and how to contact us.

The following Editorial Policy is applicable to novascotiatoday.com. After leaving novascotiatoday.com, you should read the editorial policy of each website you visit. Once you leave our website, we are not responsible for how other websites handle editorial.

Changes in Editorial Policy

Minor adjustments to the policy may occur, but they will have no effect on the basic goals of the policy. When the policy changes in a way that has a major impact on how we handle editorial matters, we will clearly alert our users to the change. We will post policy updates on our websites as soon as possible.

Editorial Guidelines

Nova Scotia Today is dedicated to providing you with honest and fair information. Nova Scotia Today employs editorial professionals who are in charge of the process of content selection, production, and maintenance. We understand the importance of keeping a clear separation between our independent editorial content and any advertising or content influenced by our sponsors. From an editorial standpoint, we have also organised the operations of our website to provide for suitable separation of our education and promotion activities.

Our Information’s Sources

All content shown as our own on our website is either developed by us or taken from content suppliers whose editing processes we have assessed and found to be appropriate. The content we produce is created by either our in-house writers or freelance journalists hired by us. Our content has been checked by in-house editors, and all submitted content is examined for fair balance and whether the content meets the learning objectives. Government agencies, non-profit organisations, colleges, and major stakeholders give news and information about all of the verticals we cover as sources for third-party editorial content.

Before making anything available on our sites, our editorial staff examines most content from other sources for accuracy, balance, completeness, and timeliness. In the absence of a comprehensive review, we rely on spot-checking and our prior appraisal of potential sources of information as well as the editorial methods followed by the information provider (for example, in the case of the use of government agency news releases). In most cases, the content we get from others has also been examined by the provider’s own in-house employees or by outside experts in the field.

We make content from corporate partners and conference organisers available in various areas of our website. We construct these areas to make it clear to the user that the content has not been reviewed by us. Nova Scotia Today regularly analyses site content to ensure that it is still current. When necessary, incorrect or out-of-date content is repaired, updated, relocated to an archive (where it remains available), or removed. We can utilise the editor’s notes to track when this happens.

connecting to other websites

Throughout our website, we include company logos or links to other websites. These logos and links do not mean that we endorse or suggest these entities to users. When we make a recommendation, we make it obvious in conjunction with the logo or link. We build our websites with the objective of informing you when you are leaving our websites for another site, so that you are aware of the other site’s advertising, editorial policy, privacy policy, and terms of use.

Financial Data and Outside Influence

Currently, Nova Scotia Today, like most information sites on the Internet, relies on advertising and sponsorship, which includes banner advertising, native advertising, video advertising, and sponsored posts. In terms of sponsorship or other financial relationships, we adhere to the following principles:

We clearly distinguish sponsored content from non-sponsored content; We may receive money from other parties connected to advertising sponsored by others on our website, such as advertising revenues, commissions on consumer sales, and fees based on consumer use of connections to other websites.

We do not intend any connections to other websites, trademarks or brands of other firms, or co-branding to be recommendations unless we expressly state so.

We will clearly state the author or source of the material, as well as the date of the material or its most recent update, for research materials on our website. Where we publish content as a result of case studies, projects, or academic research, we will explicitly identify the author of the content as well as individuals who played a significant role in writing, editing, or otherwise preparing the material.

We require authors who write for us to submit a conflict of interest form, which demands disclosure of any financial interests and affiliations that may influence or appear to impact, the specific content they give. If the conflicts are serious in our opinion, we require their public disclosure in connection with the information on our website. We expect the same of individuals who serve on our editorial boards.

Feedback

We appreciate any comments, questions, or complaints you may have about this editorial policy or our websites. Please contact us at contact@novascotiatoday.com