Cricspirit.com would like to inform you about the care and caution that We take in order to ensure due accuracy of Our content, which is addressed by Our Fact-Checking Policy.
Sourcing Information for Our content
We source information in the most accurate way by following the given guidelines: Verify each and every information with at least two sources. In case of a single source, the credibility of the source is ensured through corroboration with what the person is saying.
Look for documentary evidence in every case possible, instead of solely relying on a human source. In case of a survey, it is Our duty that We provide the way the information was collected and how the data was interpreted.
If there are chances of Our data not leading to accurate information, We convey the inconsistencies to the audience at the earliest possible time. Aim and intent is to get accurate information at the first instance instead of making it public first and then subsequently addressing any doubts whatsoever.
Always put efforts to take and talk on record with the stakeholders of the information/news. Explain why a source is not named when an anonymous source is being used depending on the circumstances, and work out a way with such sources to provide the readers with as much information as possible about them so that readers can assess the sources’ reliability.
Share information about sources with Our editors to enable them (editors as well reporters) to assess whether the concerned piece of information is appropriate for use and the manner it may be used in.
The conversation between the reporter and editor must be reflected in anonymous quotations. Have succinct conversations with sources as to how to use the information furnished by them, especially when the sources do not have significant experience in engaging with the media. Clarify a source’s expectations of keeping information “off the record”, and/or “on background”, and/or other statuses because such terms can have different meanings for different people.
Give people the right to respond to reporting that may portray them in a negative light, and explain to readers the efforts We put in to seek response in cases where sources do not respond.
We care about being perfectly clear and precise with words, headlines, and URLs and understand that words have the utmost power and act accordingly. Writers under CricSpirit must verify the information they gather and write at all times. This includes identifying information such as names, locations, factual statements, and accounts related to the content. Writers do their own fact-checking using their own judgment and information under the light of our Policy. CricSpirit is ready to and will use fact-checkers both online and within the editorial team in certain circumstances if need be. We are committed to non-partisanship, transparency of sources, transparency of funding, and being open to reasonable criticism and corrections in our organization. We check the information with all related parties before publishing it online.
If we receive a claim regarding fact-checking on our website, we first contact the source of the claim for further elaboration and supporting information. We also contact individuals and organizations who would have more information about or have relevant experience on the subject at hand, as well as researching relevant literature (news articles, scientific and medical journal articles, books, interview transcripts, statistical sources) that has bearing on the topic.
We prefer to use unbiased information and data sources viewed by our equals, as much as possible. We also alert our readers that information and data from sources, such as political advocacy organizations and sided parties, should be evaluated considerately.
Depending upon the nature and complexity of the topic, other members of the editorial staff may contribute additional research and changes to the writers’ work, and the final product will pass through the hands of our editors. Any piece that is not deemed up to our standards by one or more editors is subject to further revision and review before being released for publication.