Through its unique visual storytelling, NavGujarat Samay delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, we reflect the pulse of the nation and serve as the host of the Gujarati & Indian conversation — today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. We reach nearly 800 thousand readers daily, and our mobile applications attest to more than 200 thousand downloads on mobile devices.
The core purpose of NavGujarat Samay is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. Producing content of the highest quality and integrity is the basis for our reputation and the means by which we fulfill the public trust and our customers’ expectations.
The goal of NavGujarat Samay is to cover the news as impartially as possible — “without fear or favor,” in the words of Adolph Ochs, our patriarch — and to treat readers, news sources, advertisers and others fairly and openly, and to be seen to be doing so. The reputation of NavGujarat Samay rests upon such perceptions, and so do the professional reputations of its staff members. Thus NavGujarat Samay and members of its news department and editorial page staff share an interest in avoiding conflicts of interest or an appearance of a conflict.
NavGujarat Samay have jealously guarded the paper’s integrity right from its initiation. Whatever else we contribute, our first duty is to make sure the integrity of NavGujarat Samay is not blemished during our stewardship. At a time of growing and even justified public suspicion about the impartiality, accuracy and integrity of some journalists and some journalism, it is imperative that NavGujarat Samay and its staff maintain the highest possible standards to insure that we do nothing that might erode readers’ faith and confidence in our news columns. This means that the journalism we practice daily must be beyond reproach.
Because our voice is loud and far-reaching, NavGujarat Samay recognizes an ethical responsibility to correct all its factual errors, large and small. The paper regrets every error, but it applauds the integrity of a writer who volunteers a correction of his or her own published story. We observe every code of ethics, which deals with such rudimentary professional practices as the importance of checking facts, the exactness of quotations, the integrity of photographs and our distaste for anonymous sourcing.
As journalists we treat our readers, viewers, listeners and online users as fairly and openly as possible. Whatever the medium, we tell our audiences the complete, unvarnished truth as best we can learn it. We correct our errors explicitly as soon as we become aware of them. We do not wait for someone to request a correction. We publish corrections in a prominent and consistent location or broadcast time slot. Staff members who plagiarize or who knowingly or recklessly provide false information for publication betray our fundamental pact with our readers. We do not tolerate such behavior.