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Forbes Editorial Values And Standards

Forbes magazine was founded by B.C. Forbes in 1917. Nearly 80 years later, in 1996, we launched our first online platform, The Forbes Contributor Network was formed in 2010, and in 2019 we started our Breaking News desk. Today each one plays an interdependent role in reaching our audience on- and off-site, including social media, videos, newsletters, virtual and live programs and much more.

One constant is our highest standards for quality and trustworthy journalism.

As an international publisher and publishing platform, we are committed to premium journalism, analysis and thought leadership. Forbes staff editorial and newsroom teams and contributor network are built on the following core principles:

· Independence & Integrity

· Fair & Ethical Journalism

· Freedom from Bias & Conflicts of Interest

· Factual & Authoritative Reporting and Analysis

· Inclusive & Diverse Voices

We honor the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.

Our Journalism & Editorial Products

Quality, expert and trustworthy journalism and in our editorial products is fundamental to our entire business. Our award-winning coverage is centered around:

· Wealth & Billionaires

· Finance & Investing

· Entrepreneurship & Founders

· Technology & Innovation

· Leadership & Professional Communities

· Consumer Businesses

· Lifestyle

Forbes is aligned with a variety of partners and sponsors through affiliate and branded content, products and platforms, events and intelligence research. We also have 47 international editions, including Forbes Africa, Forbes Asia and Forbes Middle East.

· BrandVoice

· Connoisseur

· Councils

· Forbes Advisor

· Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor

· Forbes Global Properties

· Forbes Insights

· ForbesLive

· Forbes Marketplace

· Vetted

· Wheels

Our Safeguards

We take facts seriously, making clear updates when corrections are warranted and fact-checking major and investigative stories by a team of trained staff journalists. All work published on Forbes must steer clear of hate speech, unnecessarily sensational content, distortion, exaggeration, bias, carelessness, half-truths and deceit.

We prohibit all staff members and contributors from accepting compensation, privileges or favors of any kind from people, companies or groups featured in their coverage. Any real or perceived conflicts of interest or relationships at all (financial, professional, legal actions, personal or otherwise) must be avoided and/or discussed with the appropriate managing editor. If approved, it must be explicitly disclosed in the story to readers to maintain their trust

Any attempt or failure to honor these solemn responsibilities is a serious offense and is subject to review and swift disciplinary action, including removal from the platform.

Our Editorial Leadership

Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer

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Caroline Howard, Executive Editor

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Bob Ivry, Executive Editor

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Luisa Kroll, Executive Editor

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Kerry Lauerman, Executive Editor

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Michael Noer, Executive Editor

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Matt Schifrin, Executive Editor

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Joyce Bautista Ferrari, Managing Editor

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