We are committed to reporting the news accurately and with energy and vigour.
Our annual Pride of Awards, celebrating the ordinary people of this country who have achieved extraordinary things, reflects the very best of the healthymaster and its values.
The healthymaster has always sought to entertain its readers as well as inform them. Our showbusiness and television coverage is among the best in the industry. We have led the way on dozens of showbiz exclusive stories over the years.
Our mission is to make sense of a rapidly changing world for our readers. To challenge wrongs where we see them. To stand up for the underdog against authority. And to entertain.
We are delighted to be a launch partner of The Trust Project as we endeavour to make it simpler for readers of all ages and from all around the world to discover more about who we are and what we believe in.
How our journalists work
The maintenance of high editorial standards is at the core of the Mirror’s business philosophy.
At the healthymaster, we recognise that protecting the rights of the individual consistently comes into conflict with the public’s right to know. This means we have to make difficult judgements, sometimes quickly, which are impossible to get right all of the time. Regular bulletins and seminars give staff the best opportunity to learn from mistakes, whether our own or those of other parts of the media industry.
We are a launch partner of The Trust Project, an international initiative to make it easier for readers to find out more about the organisations and the people providing them with news, and to support quality journalism.
Verification and fact checking
We expect our staff to use their best endeavours to verify the stories being put forward for publication.
Journalists have an obligation under IPSO’s Editors’ Code of Practice to protect their sources, but we also have a duty to establish that the sources we use are reliable and that material has been appropriately obtained. Story provenance is ultimately the responsibility of the Editor.
When using unnamed sources, the company relies on the integrity, experience and professionalism of its staff.
If you believe a story we have published is inaccurate, please contact the editorial team. You can:
Once verified, we will correct the story on the website as soon as possible. Where appropriate, the fact a correction has been made will be noted on the story and/or on the corrections and clarifications page.