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Professional standards and ethics

The Tribune strives to ensure that its reporting methods are fair and thorough, and its reports accurate and transparent.

All Tribune employees follow the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics as well as additional internal standards outlined in The Tribune Professional Standards Guide.


Commenting and moderation policy

Purpose

The purpose of comments on Salt Lake Tribune stories is to support discussion and conversation among our readers, yet another way readers can engage with the stories that matter to them.

Moderation

We do not allow comments that include personal attacks, threats, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by characters), commercial promotion, spam, fake profiles, multiple accounts, incoherence and SHOUTING.

A comment may be removed if it is deemed to be uncivil, inappropriate, racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted, blatant “trolling” or is not related to the topic at hand. While moderation decisions are subjective, our moderators try to be as consistent as possible. Generally, we will not allow comments to become bogged down with discussions of our moderation policy and activity.

We encourage opinions and criticisms of our work, however, those criticisms must relate to the articles in question. Personal attacks against Tribune staff will not be permitted and comments of that nature will be deleted.

The Tribune does not edit comments but it may respond to comments that contain factual inaccuracies.

Terms of Service

For more information about comments, user contributions and submissions, as well as how The Salt Lake Tribune can use your contributions, read our full Terms of Service.

Contact us

If you have questions about the Tribune’s commenting policy, email comments@sltrib.com.

Corrections and clarifications

Transparency is a core value at The Tribune and it’s our duty to correct mistakes when an error is discovered.

If a mistake in a story is the result of erroneous material provided by a news source or if the mistake occurred in the course of reporting, writing or editing, those instances will be corrected immediately within the story as well as in a note at the bottom of the story or, if it’s in the print paper, on A2 the next day. If you feel a correction is warranted, contact the reporter who wrote the story.