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We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News:

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services, or opinions.

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Advisory Board

  1. William-Jose Velez Gonzalez
    Editor in Chief at Pasquines
  2. Eduardo Soto
    Principal at The Raben Group
  3. Lycia Ortega
    Partner and Vice President of Strategic Communications at Thunderbird Strategic
  4. Patrice Brown
    Chief Operating Officer at The Leapfrog Group
  5. Amaziah George
    Founder and Product Manager at State of the Territory News