People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) is owned by PPD Ventures LLC, and is reader-funded through subscriptions, individual donations and sponsored content such as advertorials labeled and separated from news content.
In the event of a grant or large individual funding source for a particular topic, we must adhere to the following guidelines:
Establish a clear set of rules with funder(s) at the earliest possible stages of the project’s development and publish them in a visible location on the project website or publication.
Our funder(s) will not be able to see our stories before publication. Our funder(s) will have no say in topics to be covered or specific stories. Our funder(s) will not be used as sources in stories they fund.
Make these policies clear to all staff in advance of their hiring.
Supply contact information for a staff member with authority to hear and address public concerns about real or perceived conflicts of interest arising from funding.