2paragraphs believes that accurate headlines are an absolute necessity, both as an ethical journalistic standard to uphold and as a sustainable business practice. We recognize that news, more than ever, relies on the trust of its audience. Our news articles cite primary sources for quotation and images/videos featured in our articles are sourced from direct entertainment production sources including NBCUniversal, Viacom, Netflix, FOX, WarnerMedia, etc., and/or verified social media accounts.
Rumors and industry buzz that is of interest to readers may be cited — i.e., Will there be a Season 2 of Name-That-Show? — but industry buzz and social media buzz are always accurately presented as speculation, not as fact.
Our headlines may be bold and incite curiosity, but they always accurately describe the news content found in the articles. We do not post clickbait. Each headline must be accurate, appropriate, and fact-checked.
Fact-Checking Code of Principles
2paragraphs adheres to editorial standards of fact-checking as identified by the International Fact-Checking Network‘s Code of Principles as they are articulated here.
To this end, we work to be compliant on nonpartisanship and fairness using the principles enumerated for applicants to the IFCN as such:
- The applicant fact-checks using the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims regardless of who made the claim.
- The applicant does not unduly concentrate its fact-checking on any one side, considers the reach and importance of claims it selects to check and publishes a short statement on its website to set out how it selects claims to check.
- The applicant discloses in its fact checks relevant interests of the sources it quotes where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided. It also discloses in its fact checks any commercial or other such relationships it has that a member of the public might reasonably conclude could influence the findings of the fact check.
- The applicant is not as an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician or political candidate, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues save for transparency and accuracy in public debate.
- The applicant sets out its policy on non-partisanship for staff on its site. Save for the issues of accuracy and transparency, the applicant’s staff do not get involved in advocacy or publicize their views on policy issues the organization might fact check in such a way as might lead a reasonable member of the public to see the organization’s work as biased.
2paragraphs works to confirm the veracity of the information it utilizes from the internet and social media through a vetting process prioritizing primary and verified sources, and by crediting creators for content that is referenced.
Our goal is to produce quality news content that satisfies reader expectations and meets widely held journalistic and ethical standards.
Every article on 2paragraphs is evaluated by an editor for accuracy and quality before publication. Editors work to ensure that:
- Sources are correctly cited and the information is accurate.
- The article is original.
- The article is well-written and rises to the level of news by virtue of its public notability.
- The article’s headline is on point, descriptive of the content.
2paragraphs.com is a digital-first news publisher hosted on the open web, also publishing news content through established channels on platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flipboard.
2paragraphs publishes news on entertainment, TV, sports, culture, celebrity, fashion, and consumer trends and products. 2paragraphs features original reporting focused on accuracy, depth and context. 2paragraphs is independent, trusted, non-political. For more information, please write to us at [email protected].