What's The 411 General Editorial Policies
WhatsThe411.com is the companion website to its award-winning entertainment and lifestyle news and information television show, What’s The 411. Not all of the content from the television show will appear on the WhatsThe411.com, and vice versa. What's The 411 Networks' editorial policy is to serve as a guideline to our readers, talent, and writers.
How We Select Stories to Cover
What’s The 411’s primary editorial focus for its website, TV, and podcast is entertainment and lifestyle, which includes film, fashion, TV, theatre, music, books, authors, health and wellness, beauty, tech, money and business, travel, relationships, cars, food and dining, college, and pertinent global stories.
We select stories within these sectors that match the interests of our audience, which is primarily sophisticated, multi-cultural college-educated young women, who are tech savvy and trendsetting. She cares about her health and wellness; physical appearance; the environment; watches movies and goes to the theatre; and loves to read and may be in a book club. She also loves to travel alone or with friends; enjoys a variety of dining experiences both inside and outside of the home including adult beverages; a good party; and oh, yeah, experiences to improve her career.
With this focus in mind, we write about, cover events, partner with, and interview people that can provide news and information that will be meaningful to the What’s The 411 audience.
As a news organization, What’s The 411 gets information from a variety of suppliers, including direct interviews, press releases, digital platforms, magazines, radio, newspapers, etc.
Our main goal when creating content for our audience is, to tell the truth, and to convey information as fully, accurately, and fairly as possible. Readers, viewers, and listeners have a right to know the origin of information in each story, photo, and graphic. What’s The 411 provides the origin of information whenever it’s needed and available. When the owner of the information, i.e., photo, video, or graphic is not available, we generally state that the credit is unknown. However, we go to great lengths to find appropriate stock photos or videos to convey the message. As such, the credit may not be listed because it may be a stock photo, stock video, or our own property. In What’s The 411 television episodes, the credits are listed on the photo or graphic or at the end of the episode.
In the case of opinion and commentary from our writers, talent or guests, the comments and opinions are that of the person providing the opinion and it is not necessarily the opinion of What’s The 411 Networks, its affiliates, partners, sponsors, or advertisers.
Disputes About Content
Story Content and Quotes
Copyright and Take-Down Procedures
Conflict of Interest
We are dedicated to bringing our audience quality content. Our writers and talent are required to follow our Conflict of Interest policy. Our editorial review process includes a step for content submitters to certify that they are not aware of any conflict of interest that exists that could influence the content or otherwise affect the opinions stated within. Additionally, when partnering with business partners/vendors, we perform a detailed review of their editorial process to ensure that they have policies and procedures in place to avoid any conflicts of interest.
By visiting and using this website, you expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with What’s The 411 Networks, Inc., or in any way relating to your use of WhatsThe411.com or What’s The 411Sports’ website, 411SportsTV.com, resides in the courts of the State of New York and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of New York in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving What’s The 411 Networks, Inc., or its affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, contractors, and content providers.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
Last updated, February 18, 2017
- Published in Editorial Policy