Code of Conduct

My Code of Conduct

I wish to be transparent about how I create content and my compensation.

Journalism Ethics

I follow the general rules of journalism ethics but I do want to stress following:

  • I strive to be open, independent, critical – also towards myself – and to avoid hidden agendas.
  • I always try to use facts as fairly and accurate as possible.
  • If I accuse any party for wrongdoing, I will try to lay out the fact and include theaccused party’s explanation.
  • I try to write my blog as balanced as possible and not to make too sensationalheadlines so my content lives up the promise in the headline.
  • I acknowledge the individual’s rights to be respected personally and maintaintheir privacy.
  • I make sure that the sources, who wish to be anonymous, are anonymous – also after the content is publicized – as long as I know the true identity of the person and the motives behind the wish to be anonymous
  • Sourcing- credit my sources by their names and when possibly a direct link or retweet to their commentary. In other words; I don’t plagiarize. I do not use other’s work and pretend it is my own. I declare my sources and explain who they are and what they do for a living, so it is easier to judge my sources motives. I don’t buy or own shares or stocks in companies that I write about.My pension and savings are administered by a financial institution. I have no knowledge or influence about their choice of securities. No one pays me to say – or not say – certain things on my blog or other media platforms – be they words, sound, pictures or video.

I don’t accept money, free products, discounts, free trips or anything of value from the companies I write about. I don’t engage with their boards or advisory boards. I will accept a t-shirt or item of small value – less than $80.

If I am to review a product, I will borrow it for a week or two and give it back – unless it is worth less than $80. If I make an exception from these rules, I will disclose it fully.

Boards & Networks

(note any areas of possible conflicts of interest)

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at

Best wishes,

Chris Liverman

Special thanks to Pernille Tranberg, author of TrustMark for News – Why Non-Biased Digital Content Needs Transparency, for providing the template from which this disclosure has been adapted.

Published by cliverman

Chris Liverman is a writer from North Carolina currently majoring in English at Elizabeth City State University. Liverman has been featured on AVA Radio with Jacqueline Jax and American Pride Magazine in 2016.

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