Editorial Policy

The NEN Board issues the following Editorial Policy in each edition and on our Blog and we welcome comments from NEN readers.

  • To produce a fair, interesting, positive, informative and independent community newspaper and Blog
  • To increase community awareness and understanding of regeneration activities
  • To promote the North Edinburgh area in a positive way, both locally and nationally
  • To cover local campaigns and initiatives in a positive way
  • To cover and negative issues brought to our attention by local people / groups, but highlight any positive responses / campaigns being initiated to address any such problems
  • To counteract negative publicity from other media sources, by providing a positive / local angle on the story
  • To include articles from local contributors, either groups or individuals
  • To use the letters page and Blog as a forum for topical debate, fair and free speech for local people / groups
  • To ensure all articles are balanced and that any person or group in the article is given the opportunity to present their side of the story / argument
  • To implement / resolve any suggestions, criticisms etc (where appropriate to local issues) made at editorial forums
  • To promote local businesses and organisations
  • To ensure NEN remains apolitical
  • Any letter or article which the Board or Editor consider libellous will not be published
  • The factual content of any letter will be checked and if the facts cannot be verified the letter will not be published
  • Articles / letters which appear in the paper and on the Blog may not necessarily be the view of the NEN Board

The views expressed in the North Edinburgh News are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Editor or Publisher. Any individual, group or organisation is welcome to contribute.