Editorial Policy

DocWire News produces original content from reputable sources and experts at the forefront of their specialties. Our editorial staff is required to provide correct sourcing for the articles they develop, and for all accompanying images, to avoid copyright infringement; and just as importantly, so as not to betray the trust of our readers.

Examples of original content produced by DocWire News include:

  • News articles. Our editors diligently perform searches of peer-reviewed medical journals to report on recent studies most relevant to health care professionals and their daily practice.
  • CommentaryDocWire News produces original commentary pieces that opine on a relevant topic for our readership. The views and opinions expressed in these articles are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of DocWire News or Mashup Media, LLC.
  • VideoDocWire News records, edits, and publishes original video content with key opinion leaders in their fields, including roundtable discussions and interviews with presenters at major medical meetings. DocWire News retains proprietary rights over these videos unless otherwise granting permission to a third-party entity. All interviewees should be aware that DocWire News retains the right to use this video content at our discretion and enters into non-binding, non-legal understanding that certain sponsored videos may take precedence in publishing expediency. However, all videos receive the highest level of care in editing, with an emphasis placed on posting each one in a timely, responsible manner.
  • Podcasts. DocWire News partners with The CardioNerds, The Fellow on Call: The Heme/Onc Podcast, and Healthcare Unfiltered to produce podcast episodes, which adhere to the same standards of editorial integrity and excellence as our other content.

Licensed and Third-Party Content 

Part of our mission to uphold the highest level of editorial integrity is to honor the rights of third-party content, defined in this context as any content that has not been developed by DocWire News. Our editorial staff often oversees the inclusion of such third-party content, which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Internet images
  • Screenshots
  • Tweets
  • Diagrams
  • Charts
  • Logos/trademarks
  • Quotes
  • Interviews

Our policy directs that our editors provide proper attribution for any third-party sources and/or obtain written permission from the copyright owner, excluding image retrieval from paid subscription sites (such as Getty Images) and sites that house images considered to be in the public domain (such as Google Images).

When attributing information, DocWire News requires that our editors and contributors:

  • Disclose any conflicts of interest
  • Verify the validity of all the sources when using information from social media
  • Include where possible a source’s business, professional, and personal affiliations
  • Attribute news to reputable, third-party sources, when necessary, preferably through direct mention or at the very least through linking to the original source
  • Clearly state a source/opinion leader’s qualifications for speaking on the topic at hand

Corrections Policy

The DocWire News editorial staff strives to present all information accurately. When human error occurs, we encourage our readers/sponsors to reach out so that we might rectify the errors expeditiously. That process is as follows:

  • The authoring editor is notified of a factual error in a story or video and will redress that error forthwith via our content management system or, if needed, through collaboration with our digital team
  • Once said correction is made, the editor is responsible for adding text to the bottom of the content piece to clarify what alterations/changes have been made
  • The article date is only changed if the story has required marked changes or undergone internal medical review
  • The party who pinpointed the error/s is notified of the change and provided a URL of the updated content piece

Additionally, our editorial staff is required to never, under any circumstances, intentionally misrepresent facts or otherwise write in bad faith or exhibit clear biases.

We reaffirm our stance as impartial arbiters of truth and balance in medical reporting.

Contact Us

We welcome your feedback and contributions. Please contact the editorial staff at [email protected].