Raleigh Convergence helps Raleigh area residents understand, enjoy and engage in civic and cultural life through hyperlocal journalism and community storytelling.
Raleigh Convergence is independently owned and operated by Minerva Media Co. in Wake County.
Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the Editor & Publisher of the Raleigh Convergence and founder of Minerva Media Co., a trained journalist with more than a decade of experience at USA Today, the Des Moines Register, The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun and The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle. [read more]
The Raleigh Convergence is a member organization of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers.
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: We believe in celebrating the diversity of our community and examining ways we can make Raleigh safer and more welcoming to all.
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
Sponsorship, participation in Minerva Media Co. workshops/consulting services or membership does not influence content.
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.
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 email@example.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.
How we handle challenges of facts in the Raleigh Convergence: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with specifics. We will review every challenge of factual information.
Corrections and clarifications will run with an editor’s note in the next newsletter 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 the correction and put an editor’s note in the comment. Website content will include an asterisk at the end of a corrected paragraph, and an editor’s note will run at the end of a short post or a longer post’s section.
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