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Earning your trust

Gazette joining Trusting News project -- and welcoming your feedback

The Gazette has been locally owned for more than 130 years. Little caption information available in this July 1960 photo, showing The Gazette building, constructed in 1925, at 500 Third Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids.
The Gazette has been locally owned for more than 130 years. Little caption information available in this July 1960 photo, showing The Gazette building, constructed in 1925, at 500 Third Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids.

We work hard every day to be responsive to our community in our pursuit of fair, accurate reporting. We’re your neighbors, and we’ve been doing this work for more than 130 years. The Gazette is fully independent and 100 percent employee owned.

But we know in this era of misinformation and "alternative facts," it can be hard to know who to trust. A 2016 Gallup poll showed only 32 percent of Americans had "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of trust in the news media. 

With this in mind, in January 2018 we are joining a national effort known as the Trusting News project. We'll be taking steps every week to demonstrate our credibility and answer your questions. Specifically, we'll be working to: 

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- Explain our reporting process

- Demonstrate balance in our coverage

- Be accessible and responsive

- Tell our story and show how we are different from "the media"

Along the way, we want to hear from you about how we're doing. 

Use the links below to learn more, or reach out to us any time. 

- Let us know about a story we should be coveringWe appreciate suggestions as we bring you a variety of perspectives from Eastern Iowa and beyond.

Tell us about an error, omission or clarificationWe correct all errors of fact in our reporting and invite you to help keep us accountable.

Fill out the form below to give us overall feedback, or call (319) 398-8313.

The Gazette's mission: We are the trusted experts in providing context, understanding and connection so every person, business and community can create their best life.

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