Our values

Thanks for coming to read what we’re all about. This letter is a living document, which we’ll continue to refine as we listen to our community.

OUR VALUES

Raleigh is our home. We want to strengthen our collective community by celebrating its people and by thoughtfully discussing areas where we can do better.

We believe y’all means all: Diversity enriches our community.

We believe in truth-telling, accuracy, fairness and transparency. (And when you think we miss the mark, we welcome a conversation).

We believe in the power of stories to connect people.

We believe in supporting local and in Raleigh-made ideas, products and art.

We believe in kindness, civil conversation, voting, art and Raleigh.

We believe in taking action and seeking solutions.

We believe we’re all in this together.

OUR ETHICS POLICY

Minerva Media Co. as a business makes the Raleigh Convergence possible as a sustainable, local and independent media organization.

The decisions to include or omit news or information about specific businesses, people, products or organizations is solely based on the value it brings to the communities we serve.

Our ethics are consistent with journalism practices, which you can read more about on the Society of Professional Journalists site, the basics of which are: seek the truth and report it; minimize harm; act independently; be accountable and transparent.

We don’t include unverified rumors and we work to be accurate, transparent and fair.

We’re not a partisan organization. We don’t report to anyone but you, the community.

HOW WE WORK WITH BUSINESSES AS MINERVA MEDIA CO.

We’re excited to help local businesses and nonprofits develop strategies to tell their stories! Consistent with our values of authenticity, we believe in a high level of transparency.

Working with us in a business to business capacity will not influence the content of the Raleigh Convergence, a separate publication with values consistent with journalistic publications.

Editorial content or coverage cannot be bought in the Raleigh Convergence, but we believe well-communicated brand content is of great value to subscribers and encourage you to consider purchasing the blocks dedicated to brand content (which are labeled as content from our sponsor).

We believe in listing the people we receive money from for our work, because we believe in only working with clients who share our values of transparency. You can find that list at the bottom of this page as we add clients. Want to work together? Send us an email at minervamediaco@gmail.com.

THE RALEIGH CONVERGENCE EDITORIAL & COMMUNITY POLICIES

Our community guidelines

Because we believe in civil conversation and respect, we don’t tolerate personal attacks, including name-calling or mocking, and we err on the side of kindness when we see such comments on our Instagram account. If we miss something, or if you disagree with the removal of a comment, email raleighconvergence@gmail.com.

Please stay on topic. Off-topic or spammy posts are subject to removal. Is there a topic you wish we’d cover? Send us an email and let’s talk.

Corrections & clarifications

Accuracy and transparency are core to what we do, and we try to be factually correct when we publish newsletters or other content. If a correction or additional information for understanding is needed, we want to address it.

Here is how we handle challenges of facts in the Raleigh Convergence: Send an email to raleighconvergence@gmail.com with specifics. We will review every challenge of factual information. Corrections and clarifications will run with an editor’s note in the next weekly email if the content in question was in an email newsletter. If the content was on our Instagram account in editable text, we’ll edit the caption to include an editor’s note.

ABOUT SOME OF OUR FEATURES

The Conversation

We facilitate an ongoing conversation with a prompt included in the newsletter and posted on Instagram. Please email your stories and responses to raleighconvergence@gmail.com for inclusion in the newsletter. By emailing your thoughts for inclusion, you’re asserting it’s a true, first-person, original submission.

Making Raleigh

We feature Raleighites who are creating a better community through art, local business, ideas and products. We’re always looking for new people to feature — send nominations our way with a little info on what makes them great to raleighconvergence@gmail.com.

The Digest

We feature links to stories, documents and social media posts that are actionable to have your voice heard, of relevance for your life in Raleigh or give insight to a community or neighbor. We appreciate tips, too!

Minerva Media Co. clients

As mentioned before, we’ll share the names of businesses or individuals who we take payment from for content strategy services or advertising. That list will go here.

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