About Our Mission.

The Weatherford Citizen

Inspiring Trust and Empowering Our Community

At The Weatherford Citizen, our mission is to provide our readers with accurate, honest, and engaging news and information that reflects our commitment to journalistic integrity and our core conservative, libertarian, and right-leaning values. We believe in the principles of truth, non-violence, and liberty to encourage a free and open society.

While we acknowledge our political perspective, we pledge to uphold the highest standards of journalism by ensuring that our reporting is fair, balanced, and transparent. We will never allow our worldview to misrepresent other positions or to engage in libelous or unethical behavior. Instead, we will present diverse viewpoints and engage in constructive dialogue to foster a well-informed and vibrant community.

Together, we strive to create a trusted source of local news that serves the people of Weatherford, Texas, and promotes a thriving, prosperous, and unified community.

Journalistic Rules and Protocols

At The Weatherford Citizen, we take pride in providing our readers with accurate, objective, and reliable news and information. Upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity is fundamental to maintaining the trust of our community. To ensure that our writers consistently adhere to the best practices in journalism, we have established a set of rules and protocols that guide our reporting process. These guidelines are designed to promote fairness, transparency, and accountability, while protecting the rights and privacy of the individuals and businesses we cover. By following these principles, we strive to create a publication that serves the best interests of the Weatherford community and contributes to an informed and engaged citizenry.

1. Our writers must strive to report accurate and fact-based information. They must verify all sources and ensure that the information they report is correct.

2. Our writers must remain impartial and avoid any conflicts of interest when reporting on a story.

3. Our writers must maintain the highest standards of ethics and journalistic integrity. They must report the truth, even if it is not popular or goes against the grain.

4. Our writers must be fair and balanced in their reporting. They must give equal weight to all sides of a story and avoid any biases.

5. Our writers must respect the privacy of individuals and avoid any invasion of their privacy unless it is in the public interest.

6. Our writers must protect the confidentiality of their sources and avoid any actions that could reveal their identity.

7. Our writers must not plagiarize any content from other sources. They must give credit where credit is due and always cite their sources.

8. Our writers must not share their articles with anyone prior to publication, except for the editor-in-chief or managing editor. They may only show a printed hard-copy to someone while in their presence.

9. Our writers must be willing to correct errors and retract false information promptly and transparently.

10. Our writers must maintain their independence and avoid any influence that could compromise their reporting or integrity.

Dedication to Our Community and Values

As The Weatherford Citizen moves forward, we remain dedicated to our mission of providing honest, engaging, and accurate news and information to our community. By adhering to our journalistic rules and protocols, we ensure that our publication consistently serves the best interests of the people of Weatherford, Texas (and beyond!). We are proud to be a trusted local news source that upholds the values of integrity, transparency, and fairness, while fostering an environment where diverse perspectives can thrive.

Our commitment to these principles is unwavering, and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that The Weatherford Citizen remains a beacon of quality journalism in our community. Thank you for your support and trust, and for joining us on this journey as we strive to create a better-informed, more engaged, and unified Weatherford.