Statement of Purpose
The Fiscal Times (TFT) is a digital news, opinion and media service primarily focused on the federal budget, entitlements, healthcare, taxes and the national debt.
TFT is an editorially independent enterprise — written, edited and produced by experienced professional journalists — that provides insight and analysis into the vital fiscal issues that are key to America’s future.
The publication is part of a new era of independently supported non-partisan journalism, and emerges in part from the increased demand for fair, accurate and balanced reporting. TFT serves as an honest broker in sorting through a broad range of viewpoints. The editorial staff operates from offices in New York City.
TFT has been organized as a limited liability company (LLC) and is owned and funded by Peter G. Peterson.
The Fiscal Times Statement of News Principles
- We strive above all to present fair and accurate information in every article that we publish.
- We will not rush to publish information without regard to accuracy, bias or other distortions.
- We quickly and carefully post corrections on any errors of content.
- We strive to name our sources of information and exempt only those who may provide essential information and insist on anonymity. We will let readers know whether a source is associated with groups that also lobby.
- All contributors and staff must avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest that could jeopardize the accuracy of the information we publish, or create an impression of bias. This includes accepting free junkets, favors or financial rewards that would compromise the reporting of a story.
- Our staff does not lobby or engage in political activity around the issues we cover. Content contributors must disclose to editors any past and present connections to government and the industries we cover.
- The Fiscal Times does not endorse political candidates.
- We do not declare positions on fiscal issues in editorials as the voice of TFT.
- When we share content or resources with other organizations, we will disclose the nature of these relationships and the affiliations of these organizations as best as we are able. We will avoid relationships that would compromise the integrity of the principles laid out here.
- The use of an alias or pen name is only acceptable under certain conditions, which include potential physical or financial harm to the person or, in the case of whistle blowers who reveal information that could expose nefarious acts, anonymity requested by law enforcement agencies.
- We will not edit reader comments, but we reserve the right to remove any comment that violates our guidelines of obscenity, etc.