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ABOUT US

Statement of Purpose

The Fiscal Times (TFT) is a digital news, opinion and media service offering comprehensive quality reporting on vital fiscal policy, economic and consumer issues. TFT has become one of the most trusted sources of economic analysis and its effects on the country at large, including business and consumers.

The Fiscal Times is an editorially independent enterprise, written, edited and produced by experienced professional journalists, that provides an array of original reporting and analysis. Through three core content channels—policy and politics, business and economy, and life and money—the publication focuses on how fiscal policy affects business and consumers and how business and consumer behavior influences government fiscal policy. The site's news coverage also tracks the Presidency, Congress and the Federal Reserve, and U.S. business as part of a global economic system. TFT’s content partners include The Washington Post, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo News, CNBC, MSN Money, Bloomberg, Minyanville, 24/7 Wall Street, Kaiser Health News, PolicyMic, and others.

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 and the National Press Building in Washington, D.C. 

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 original news 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 reward 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.
  • Excepting news briefs and aggregated content, all stories will be by-lined.
  • 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.
  • Blog posts must respect the rules of civil discourse in order to be published.

Advisory Committee

Our Advisory Committee consisting of leading professional journalists and public policy experts monitors the operations of The Fiscal Times. It periodically meets with TFT editors and executives to assess performance and progress in meeting its goals and standards.

Robert D. Reischauer, President of the Urban Institute and former director of the Congressional Budget Office

Drew Altman, President and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services

Jim Brady, President, Digital Strategy, Allbritton Communications and former executive editor of washingtonpost.com

Jodie T. Allen, senior editor of the Pew Research Center, former managing editor and political columnist for U.S. News & World Report, and editor of the Washington Post Sunday “Outlook” section

G. William Hoagland, CIGNA Corporation’s Public Policy Group director and former policy and budget adviser to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and staff director of the Senate Budget Committee

Staff

Editor in ChiefJacqueline Leo
Washington EditorEric Pianin

New York Bureau

Managing EditorMaureen Mackey
Executive EditorYuval Rosenberg
Life + Money EditorBeth Braverman

Washington Bureau

National CorrespondentRob Garver
Washington CorrespondentBrianna Ehley
Senior WriterReilly Dowd

Production

Product ManagerJosh Herr
Design DirectorAlexander Rader
Technical ProducerAndrew Lumby
Production CoordinatorCarla Springer

Business Development

Audience DevelopmentJosh Stelzer
Advertising DirectorBeverly Fontanella
Account ExecutiveJeffrey Czaplicki

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