410 Line Dancers TV Mission and Vision
The mission of 410 Line Dancers Television is to deliver educational, entertaining, inspirational, and intellectually stimulating, positive and intergenerational programming about the soul line dancing community and the entertainment industry to the public.
410 Line Dancers Television is a membership organization that, in partnership with 410 Line Dancers, serves the American public with programming and services of the highest quality, using media to educate, inspire, entertain and express a diversity of perspectives within the entertainment and line dancing community. 410 Line Dancers TV empowers individuals to achieve their potential and strengthen the social, democratic, and cultural health of the U.S.
410 Line Dancers TV offers programming that expands the awareness of the line dance community, public service announcements that helps the community grow and thrive, interviews that keep people informed on soul line dancing events and cultures and expose the worlds of music, theater, dance and art to soul line dancing. It is a multi-platform media organization that serves Americans through television, mobile and connected devices, the web and more.
Principles and Core Values
We are 410 Line Dancers & 410 Line Dancers Television.
We will create a more informed public, one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of soul line dancing events, ideas, people, and culture within the United States and across the globe. To this end, 410 Line Dancers TV reports, produces, acquire and distribute news, information and other content that meet the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression. Our content, in any form, must attain the highest quality and strengthen our credibility. Our journalism is as accurate, fair, positive, and as complete as possible. 410 Line Dancers Television conduct our work with honesty and respect, and we strive to be both independent and impartial in our efforts. Our methods are transparent and we will be accountable for all we do. We hold those who serve and influence the public to a high standard when we report about their actions. We must ask no less of ourselves. Journalism is a daily process of painting an ever-truer picture of the world. Every step of this process – from reporting to editing to presenting information – may either strengthen or erode the public’s trust in us. We work hard to be worthy of that trust.
These principles are intended to guide our journalism, both as it is performed and as it is perceived. The principles exist not only to answer questions, but more importantly, to raise them.
Our Promise to the Audience We will be:
- Accurate. We pursue the truth. Diligent verification is critical. We take great care to ensure that statements of fact in our journalism are both correct and in context. In our reporting, we rigorously challenge both the claims we encounter and the assumptions we bring. We devote our resources and our skills to presenting the fullest version of the truth we can deliver, placing the highest value on information we have gathered and verified ourselves.
- Fair. It is essential that we treat those we interview and report on with scrupulous fairness. We make every effort to gather responses from those who are the subjects of criticism, unfavorable allegations or other negative assertions in our stories. Whenever we quote, edit or otherwise interpret what people tell us, we aim to be faithful to their meaning.
- Complete. We do our best to report thoroughly and tell stories comprehensively. We won’t always have enough time or space in one story to say everything we would like or quote everyone we would wish to include. But errors of omission and partial truths can greatly damage our credibility, and stories delivered without context are incomplete. Our journalism includes diverse voices that reflect our community and divergent views that contribute to informed debate. When we find that we can’t deliver all the answers to important questions, we explain what we don’t yet know.
- Honest. In the course of our work, we are genuine and candid. We attribute information we receive from others. We avoid hyperbole and sensational conjecture. Sometimes, we may construct hypotheticals to help explain issues and events. But we are transparent about them and do not otherwise mix fiction with our reporting. Information is edited and presented without deception, and we identify ourselves as 410 Line Dancers TV when we report.
- Independent. We must make it clear that our primary allegiance is to the public. Any personal or professional interests that conflict with that allegiance, whether in appearance or in reality, risk compromising our credibility. Under no circumstances do we skew our reports for personal gain, to help the bottom line or to please a personal vendetta or issue. 410 Line Dancers TV make decisions about what we cover and how we do our work.
- Impartial. Our experiences and perspectives are valuable assets to our journalism. We enjoy the right to robust personal lives, yet we accept some unique professional obligations and limitations. We have opinions, like all people. But the public deserves factual reporting and informed analysis without our opinions influencing what they hear or see. That’s why we strive to report and produce stories that transcend our biases and treat all views fairly. It’s also why we refrain from expressing person opinions on social media. We know that to remain impartial, we often must aggressively challenge our own perspectives.
- Transparent. To inspire confidence in our journalism, it is critical that we give the public the tools to evaluate our work. We reveal as much as we practically can about how we discover and verify the facts we present.
- Accountable. We take full responsibility for our work. We welcome questions or criticisms from our stakeholders and to the best of our ability, we respond. Mistakes are inevitable. When we make them, we correct them forthrightly and publicly, reflect on what happened, and learn from them.
- Respectful. We are civil in our actions and words, avoiding arrogance and hubris. We listen to others. When we ask tough questions, we do so to seek answers — not confrontations. We are sensitive to differences in attitudes and culture. We minimize undue harm and take special care with those who are vulnerable or suffering. And with all subjects of our coverage, we are mindful of their privacy as we fulfill our journalistic obligations.
- Excellent. Our journalism is most valuable when we marry important truths with engaging narrative. We take enormous pride in the craftsmanship of our storytelling and in the quality of the words, sounds and images we use to help illuminate the world. When we edit, it is to add impact and clarity to our journalism — never to slant or distort. We don’t allow what is sensational or trending on social media to obscure what is significant. We aspire to tell stories that rise above the maudlin and mundane, avoiding shallow sentimentality. Above all, we do our best to faithfully and powerfully convey the truth.