For the Record: Sidecut Reports is an Editorial Operation

While we ponder copying the solid long legal statements drafted by lawyers with good intentions for ethical reporter behavior, let’s just start simply and say, for the record, that Sidecut Reports is an Editorial Operation.

What does that mean? It means that all material in every report we sell is obtained through good old-fashioned reporting, by calling or contacting sources, asking them questions and writing down the answers. Then we do more research, reading, and thinking, for the analysis part.

That means no monetary influence from vendors, lobbyists, or other interest groups. No editorial reviews or approvals from vendors or sources interviewed for these reports. No outlandish gifts or paid-for trips by vendors, lobbyists or interest groups to gain “exclusive” interviews. No shady relationships with hidden “site sponsors” who hide behind astroturf fronts to publicize their agendas. All we ask our sources for is the same access given to other credible media types, and we’ll do the rest from there — with the loyal support of our readers, who will help pay for the quality journalism and analysis that such editorial freedom makes possible.

Like other editorial houses with impeccible ethical credos, Sidecut Reports does not own any stock, stock options, warrants, or even IOUs from any of the companies we cover. We’ll add more good ethical ideas to this post as we find them but for now we hope you get the idea.

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