LARA Media Group is dedicated to producing newsworthy, accurate, and beneficial content, representing and serving a diverse audience.
Our editorial teams uphold the highest standards of accuracy and integrity in our reporting and research processes.
We collaborate with a diverse group of writers and editors from various backgrounds – ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and abilities – as reflected in our content.
As a leading digital publisher, LARA Media Group is trusted by a vast audience to provide information that helps them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration.
Our portfolio of iconic brands is managed by individual editorial and business teams, all united by the LARA Media Group’s ‘Content Integrity Promise.’
Content Integrity Promise
LARA Media Group is dedicated to the quality and trustworthiness of our content and editorial processes.
Our team of writers, editors, fact-checkers, illustrators, photographers, and medical and financial professionals meticulously research and review all content to ensure it is up to date, accurate and prioritizes the needs of our readers.
Each article includes the name, a brief description, and a link to more information about the contributors. The dates indicate when the article was published and most recently updated.
In some instances, articles have a tagline at the end to provide additional information on research or authorship.
Original illustrations, graphics, images, and videos are created by our dedicated teams, who collaborate with experts in their fields to produce assets that represent diverse voices, perspectives, and contexts.
Regular reviews by editors and Review Board members ensure these assets’ quality, accuracy, and integrity.
Photos and videos are not edited in a way that may cause them to be false or misleading.
We correct any factual errors transparently and strive to make it easy for our readers to bring the mistakes to our attention.
Our advertisers do not influence our editorial content; our writers, editors, and contributors are responsible for disclosing potential conflicts of interest.
We maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content and differentiate editorial content from advertising content.
Our writers and editors investigate claims and verify all information and data gathered for all articles.
We consult relevant, diverse, qualified sources to ensure we provide proper context and background to the reader.
A staff editor thoroughly reviews all of our news and information and fact checked by the staff or a member of our experienced fact-checking team.
All articles are rigorously evaluated for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.
If you have noticed an issue you would like to bring to our attention, please let us know by emailing [email protected].
Accuracy and Corrections
The accuracy of our verified information and news articles is core to every LARA Media Group brand.
Equally important is our commitment to accountability to our readers and transparency about our accuracy and corrections practices.
Our rich library of “evergreen” educational service content is routinely updated, reviewed by our professional review boards, and fact-checked to ensure ongoing publication of accurate, complete, relevant, and up-to-date helpful information.
Following our rigorous and systematic updating and verification process, articles in our content library are date-stamped to indicate to readers that the information is complete and accurate.
News articles often cover a distinct event in time and are not part of our routine update process.
At LARA Media Group, we are committed to informing our readers when an error has appeared and are always willing to correct it.
When we discover a significant error of fact, we will correct the article as quickly as possible and append a correction note.
All corrections will be clearly labeled, dated and include information about what was corrected.
We welcome our readers’ participation in our ongoing commitment to accuracy and fact-checking.
If you believe we have published a factual error in our content, please let us know, and we will investigate and take appropriate corrective and updating measures.
You can report any possible mistakes by emailing us at [email protected].
We rely on current and reputable primary sources, such as expert interviews, government organizations, and professional and academic institutions and studies.
All data points, facts, and claims are backed up by at least one credible source, and our writers and editors adhere to strict journalistic standards for article sourcing.
We strongly discourage anonymous or unnamed sourcing, as this can erode transparency and reader trust.
In the rare instance where an unnamed source is used, we will disclose to readers the reason behind the anonymity and provide the necessary context.
A cornerstone of our reporting and sourcing is considering overlooked perspectives from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women.
Our content strives to serve all communities and reflect diverse voices and perspectives.
The Anti-Bias Initiative
LARA Media Group believes everyone deserves respect, representation, and opportunity.
In service of LARA Media Group’s mission to represent, serve, and help all people, LARA Media Group has established an ‘Anti-Bias Review Board’ made up of educators, advocates, public health specialists, journalists, researchers, financial experts, and other professionals, each with a background in supporting diversity, inclusion, and racial justice initiatives.
Each LARA Media Group brand has also articulated a Diversity and Inclusivity Pledge.
Anti-Bias Review Board members review content and images across LARA Media Group, using research, expertise, and judgment to advise LARA Media Group brands on language, ideas, themes, and tone.
The Anti-Bias Review Board supports each brand in creating inclusive content for readers of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, religions, and socioeconomic circumstances.
The Anti-Bias Review Board is an advisory panel of 15 educators, advocates, public health professionals, journalists, researchers, content creators, and financial experts with backgrounds in supporting diversity, inclusion, and racial justice initiatives.
Anti-Bias Review Board panelists review content and images across LARA Media Group via research, expertise, and judgment to advise LARA Media Group brands on inclusive language, ideas, themes, and tone.
If you notice any content you want to bring to the review board’s attention, please write to [email protected].
Diversity and Inclusivity Pledges
To learn more, please review each brand’s Anti-Racism Pledge:
If you have noticed an issue you want to bring to the Anti-Bias Review Board’s attention, you may contact us at [email protected].
Independence and Impartiality
LARA Media Group is committed to independent, impartial, and fair journalism – our advertisers do not influence our editorial content.
Every LARA Media Group staff member and contributor is held accountable to a high standard of honesty and transparency.
We maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content.
Our “Sponsored Content” is labeled to make clear that such content is provided by or on behalf of an advertiser or sponsor.
In line with our mission to provide helpful information that helps people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired, we are dedicated to publishing unbiased, comprehensive reviews of products and services.
Our product and service reviews are wholly independent and based on robust research and product testing.
When readers visit “affiliate links” within our content, LARA Media Group may receive commissions from purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations.
LARA Media Group writers and editors are prohibited from giving preferential treatment to any outside resource (company, publication, video, affiliate, website) based on their relationship with the person or company who authors or owns that resource.
Our writers and editors are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest—any financial or personal relationship with any source or resource that may compromise their ability to provide fair and impartial information.
Like many publishers, our writers and editors sometimes provide complimentary products or services for review.
We are transparent and disclose when any valuable products or services are provided to our editorial teams.
Our editorial staff and contributors must not solicit gifts or services for personal purposes.
Our goal at LARA Media Group is to provide original, helpful, and unbiased content.
All information is verified and correctly attributed to avoid copyright and intellectual property infringement.
Any suggestion of plagiarism is investigated thoroughly and is grounds for dismissal.
We expect all contributors on the network to abide by all applicable laws, standards, and accepted journalistic practices including: