Fact-Checking Policy

Snap News Commitment to Accuracy

  1. a) Snap News is committed to delivering accurate information in all of its content. We employ a rigorous approach to ensure accuracy by investigating claims skeptically, questioning assumptions, and challenging conventional wisdom.

  1. b) Our dedication to achieving due accuracy in every output is foundational to our reputation and the trust of our audience. The term ‘due’ implies that accuracy must be adequate and appropriate for the content, considering its subject and nature. We explicitly mention and underline any constraints that may influence this expectation.

  1. c) This means that all our output, as appropriate for its content and nature, must be well-sourced, evidence-based, and corroborated. We strive to be transparent about what we don’t know and avoid unfounded speculation.

  1. d) Our journalists never engage in deliberate plagiarism or distort facts or context, including visual information, knowingly.

  1. e) We actively seek independent verification from sources to confirm claims, information, allegations, especially those made by public officials or individuals with agendas beyond reporting the truth. Claims, allegations, material facts, and other content that cannot be corroborated are normally attributed.

  1. f) Snap News stands by the information it publishes and deems it accurate. If proven otherwise, we promptly update the news item/information. We do not knowingly mislead our audience in a material way, distort facts, or present fabricated material as facts, as this would undermine the trust in our content. We acknowledge serious factual errors and correct them quickly, clearly, and appropriately.

Audience Participation

– We provide a fair opportunity for the public to report any inaccuracies or errors in our reporting through the ‘Suggest A Correction’ section, which appears at the end of every web story we publish.

Editorial Process

– Our journalists’ primary responsibility is reporting, writing, and fact-checking stories. Stories undergo review by one or more editors. Snap News employs a multi-level fact-checking structure for stories that require due diligence. The seniority of editors who review a story before publication varies based on factors such as complexity, sensitivity, and time pressure.

Our Correction Policies

While Snap News continually strives for excellence and accuracy, we recognize that occasional errors may occur. When these errors are identified, Snap News takes responsibility for correcting them and maintains a high level of transparency to ensure all parties are confident that the incorrect information is rectified.

Steps for Achieving Accuracy, Transparency, and Excellence


If a reader spots an error, they should contact the editor-in-chief, Emilee Wentland, immediately via email, phone, mail, or in person.

Email: admin@snapnews.in

Subject: Correction Needed

A correction is not officially submitted until the reader contacts the editor-in-chief directly. Corrections submitted to other Snap News staff members may not be addressed in a timely manner or at all.

If sent by email or mail, corrections should include the correction, the issue date or number, where the correction was seen (in print, online, etc.), the reader’s name, and a phone number or email address for contact. Readers should also include the correct information and a source for where they found that information, if applicable. For example, if a Student Senate vote tally was incorrect, please provide the minutes from that meeting.

The reader can expect a response from the editor-in-chief and may be contacted further if a clarification is noted or the editor needs more information. Please note that a correction submission guarantees that the error will be investigated but does not guarantee that a correction will be issued.


Once the editor-in-chief is made aware of an error, he or she will investigate the error using the information provided by the reader, meeting minutes, reporter’s recordings, and any other available sources of information.

If an error is found, the editor-in-chief will issue a correction in all forms in which the incorrect information was disseminated:


Corrections will be printed on page 2A in the next issue published. The correction will specify the issue, article, incorrect information, and the correction.


The article will be corrected, and an editor’s note will be added to the bottom of the article, explaining what was incorrect and when the article was changed.


If the article was posted on Facebook, Twitter, or any other online medium controlled by Snap News, a post will be made linking to the corrected article, with a note about the correction.

Once the correction is made, the editor-in-chief will contact the reader who submitted the correction and inform them of the steps taken to correct the error.