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News Reporting Policy

  1. Our primary goal is to provide accurate and fair reporting of news and events. We strive to present a balanced and unbiased portrayal of all subjects in our reporting.

  2. All of our reporters are expected to fact-check their work and verify the accuracy of their reporting before publishing. If a mistake is made, we will correct it promptly and transparently.

  3. We value diversity and strive to present a variety of perspectives in our reporting. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other personal characteristic.

  4. We respect the privacy of individuals and will not publish personal or identifying information without their consent, unless there is a compelling public interest in doing so.

  5. We do not tolerate plagiarism or any other form of journalistic misconduct. Any employee found to have engaged in such behavior will be subject to disciplinary action.

  6. We will not allow outside interests to influence our reporting. We will disclose any potential conflicts of interest to our readers.

We encourage readers to provide feedback on our reporting and will take all comments and criticisms seriously. If you have concerns about the accuracy or fairness of our reporting, please contact us at underwriting@metromediafunding.com

NO POLITICAL AFFILIATION OR ADVERTISEMENT SHALL BE ALLOWED

This website does not have any political affiliation or preference. We do not endorse or support any particular political party or candidate. Our products and services are provided to all customers regardless of their political beliefs or affiliations.

We believe in treating all individuals with respect and fairness, and our business practices reflect this commitment. Our focus is on providing high-quality goods and services to our customers and operating in an ethical and transparent manner.

This disclosure statement is made to ensure that there is no confusion or misunderstanding regarding our political stance. We are a neutral entity that serves all members of the community. The station manager of any station may cover the actions of anyone in politics at their own discretion. 

WE PROTECT OUR SOURCE 

We are committed to bringing you accurate and reliable information. In some cases, we may report on sensitive or controversial topics that require us to protect the identity of our sources.

We take the confidentiality of our sources seriously and will only reveal their identity if they give us permission to do so or if it is necessary to further a criminal investigation.

If we report on information provided by anonymous sources, we will do our best to verify the accuracy of the information through multiple sources and will disclose the fact that the source has chosen to remain anonymous.

WE CANNOT BE BOUGHT

We believe in transparency and honesty and will never allow ourselves to be influenced by external forces or pressures. We will not run stories that would cause harm to others, and we cannot be bought or swayed to run stories that are not in the public interest. We are dedicated to providing accurate, fair, and balanced reporting, and we take our responsibility to the truth very seriously.

Application for 501-C Status

We are pleased to announce that we are officially applying for not-for-profit status. As an organization, we have always been dedicated to serving the needs of our community and using our resources for the greater good.

Obtaining not-for-profit status will allow us to further this mission and continue to provide valuable services and support to those in need. We are committed to transparency and accountability and believe that this designation will help us to serve our community better and fulfill our charitable goals.

Financial Contribution Statement

We would like to disclose the following information about the financial contributions received by our organization.

From September 30th, 2021, through January 6th, 2023, our organization received $1,145,008.20 in financial contributions. These contributions came from the following sources:

  • $1,000,000.00 pledged from Metromedia Funding Solutions LLC on behalf of The Funded Project. 

  • $140,000.00 from Richard Moghadam, personally, and paid in full.

  • $5,008.20 from contributions from advertisers. 

Localheadlinenews.org is grateful for the support of these contributors and acknowledges their generosity. We also want to assure our stakeholders that these financial contributions have not influenced the work or opinions of our organization. We take pride in our independence and integrity and strive to maintain the highest ethical standards in our activities.

Press Immunity has been claimed and applied to all participating news pages in the past, present, and future. 

News stations are generally protected from lawsuits based on the content they broadcast under the doctrine of "press immunity." This doctrine is based on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Under press immunity, news organizations are generally immune from liability for defamation (libel and slander) and other civil claims based on the content of their broadcasts, as long as they did not act with actual malice. This means that they did not intentionally or recklessly publish false or misleading information.

Release of Liability

The information provided on this news site is for general informational purposes only. The blog and its authors make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the blog or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the blog for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will the blog or its authors be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this blog.

The blog contains links to other websites which are not under the control of the blog or its authors. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the blog and corresponding news stations up and running smoothly. However, the blog and its authors take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the blog being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control."

We are not a part of any government organization.

All stations, blogs, and administrators clarify that we are not a part of any federal, state, or local government organization. We are a private entity, and any views or opinions we express do not necessarily represent those of any government agency or official.

News Station Collaboration Disclosure Statement 

It is common for news organizations to work with other news organizations to share information, sources, and stories. This can be done through formal partnerships or collaborations or informally through relationships between journalists and editors at different organizations. It is generally considered ethical for news organizations to disclose when they are working with other news organizations on a story. This can help to ensure transparency and credibility and allow readers to understand the sources of the information they are receiving. It is also important for news organizations to respect the editorial independence of their partners and to avoid any conflicts of interest.

Disclosure of Law Enforcement Notification.

By using this service, you agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and to respect the rights of others. If you are found to be in violation of any laws or regulations, or if we suspect or have reason to believe that you are involved in illegal activities, we reserve the right to terminate your access to the service immediately, and to disclose any information we have about you, including your personal data and usage history, to law enforcement or other authorities as required or permitted by law. You acknowledge and understand that you have no expectation of privacy in these circumstances and that you are solely responsible for your actions and their consequences. This disclosure covers this website, and all corresponding social media pages, accounts, profiles, and groups worldwide. 

Our website uses cookies from third parties to enhance your user experience and to analyze website traffic. By continuing to use this website, you consent to place these cookies on your device. You can change your cookie settings anytime by adjusting your browser settings. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information about how we use cookies and how to manage your cookie preferences.

We do not sell your information 

we are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to provide you with the products and services you request and to help us improve your experience. This privacy policy explains the types of information we collect, how we use it, and the choices you have concerning our use of your information.

Information We Collect

We collect two types of information about our users: personal information and non-personal information.

Personal information is information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, and mailing address. We collect personal information when you create an account, place an order, or subscribe to our newsletter.

Non-personal information is information that cannot be used to identify you, such as your IP address, browser type, and demographic information. We collect non-personal information through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect about you to provide you with the products and services you request and to improve your experience. This includes using your personal information to fulfill orders, send newsletters, and respond to customer service inquiries.

We may also use your information for marketing purposes, such as to send you promotional emails or targeted advertisements. You may opt out of receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email or by contacting us at underwriting@metromediafunding.com 

Copyright Notice: All original content on this website and affiliated social media pages, profiles, videos, and blog entries is protected under the authority of Metromedia Funding Solutions LLC. Any unauthorized use of this content is strictly prohibited and will be enforced to the fullest extent of the law. This includes creating look-alike profiles created by others, including current and past employees, independent contractors, and vendors. Violators are subject to recovery damages, including legal fees, court costs, attorney fees, and restitution.

Local Headline News

End-User Agreement

THIS SITE EARNS COMMISSIONS

This End-User Agreement for Advertising Disclosure ("Agreement") sets forth the terms and conditions under which you, the end user, may access and use the website and its content.

By accessing or using the website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, do not use the website.

  1. Advertising Disclosure. The website may contain advertisements, sponsored content, or affiliate links. These advertisements, sponsored content, and affiliate links are meant for the purpose of providing revenue for the website and its owner. The website owner may receive compensation for displaying these advertisements, sponsored content, and affiliate links.

  2. Endorsement Disclaimer. The website owner does not endorse any product, service, or company that is advertised, sponsored, or linked on the website. The website owner is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, or quality of the products, services, or companies advertised, sponsored, or linked on the website.

  3. Liability Disclaimer. The website owner is not responsible for any errors or omissions on the website or for any actions taken based on the information provided on the website. The website owner is not liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive, arising from the use of or reliance on the information provided on the website.

  4. Changes to the Agreement. The website owner reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the website after any changes to the Agreement will constitute your acceptance of the modified Agreement.

  5. Governing Law. This Agreement and your use of the website are governed by the laws of the state of [Indiana], without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any legal action arising out of or related to this Agreement or the website shall be brought in the courts of the state of [Indiana].

  6. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and the website owner and supersedes any prior agreements or understandings, whether written or oral, regarding the subject matter of this Agreement.

  7. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

By using the website, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

  1. Introduction

    • Welcome users to Local Headline News and explain the purpose of the platform.

    • By using the platform, users agree to the terms and conditions outlined.

  2. Registration and Account Security

    • Users must provide accurate and up-to-date information during registration.

    • Users are responsible for maintaining the security of their accounts.

  3. User-Generated Content

    • Emphasize that members are responsible for the content they create [1].

    • Local Headline News does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of user-generated content.

    • Users grant the platform a non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, and display their content.

  4. Prohibited Content and Conduct

    • Outline types of content and behavior not allowed on the platform (e.g., hate speech, harassment, copyright infringement, etc.).

  5. Content Removal and Account Termination

    • The platform reserves the right to remove any content that violates the terms and conditions.

    • The platform may terminate or suspend user accounts for violating terms and conditions.

  6. Copyright Policy

    • Explain the platform's policy on copyright infringement and how users can report alleged violations.

  7. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

    • Local Headline News is provided "as is" without warranties of any kind.

    • The platform will not be liable for any damages arising from the use or inability to use the service.

  8. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

    • Specify the jurisdiction and governing laws that apply to the terms and conditions.

  9. Changes to Terms and Conditions

    • Notify users that the platform reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions at any time and inform users of changes.

    • Content Creator Eligibility

    • To become a content creator on Local Headline News, users must meet the following criteria: a. Be 18 years of age or older, similar to the requirements on TikTok Creator Next [1]. b. Be an established resident of the United States of America, including the 50 states, District of Columbia, and its territories and possessions [2].

    • Users who do not meet these eligibility requirements will not be allowed to become content creators on the platform.

    • Brand Collaborations and Commission Agreement

    • Content creators who participate in brand collaborations with Metromedia Branded Companies are entitled to receive 50% of the company commission generated from such collaborations.

    • Content creators are required to set up direct deposit or Facebook Pay for the receipt of commission payments [1].

    • Content creators participating in brand collaborations are considered 1099 independent contractors and are responsible for their own taxes and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

    • The content creator's commission will be tracked with a 90-day cookie, ensuring that they are credited for leads generated during that period.

    • Commission payments will be issued within one week of the content creator's lead monetizing.

    • By participating in brand collaborations, content creators agree to follow the platform's branded content guidelines, similar to those on Facebook and Instagram [2, 3].

    • Content Creator Eligibility

    • To become a content creator on Local Headline News, users must meet the following criteria: a. Be 18 years of age or older, similar to the requirements on TikTok Creator Next [1]. b. Be an established resident of the United States of America, including the 50 states, District of Columbia, and its territories and possessions [2].

    • Users who do not meet these eligibility requirements will not be allowed to become content creators on the platform.

    • Brand Collaborations and Commission Agreement

    • Content creators who participate in brand collaborations with Metromedia Branded Companies are entitled to receive 50% of the company commission generated from such collaborations.

    • Content creators are required to set up direct deposit or Facebook Pay for the receipt of commission payments [1].

    • Content creators participating in brand collaborations are considered 1099 independent contractors and are responsible for their own taxes and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

    • The content creator's commission will be tracked with a 90-day cookie, ensuring that they are credited for leads generated during that period.

    • Commission payments will be issued within one week of the content creator's lead monetizing.

    • By participating in brand collaborations, content creators agree to follow the platform's branded content guidelines, similar to those on Facebook and Instagram [2, 3].

    • Prohibited Content and Conduct (updated) a. No nudity: Content that features nudity or is designed to arouse sexual gratification is strictly prohibited on Local Headline News, in compliance with public decency laws [2]. b. Citation of sources: If a user posts news-related content, they must properly cite their sources, using citation styles such as APA or MLA, to avoid plagiarism [1]. c. No illegal activities: Content promoting, encouraging, or depicting illegal activities is not allowed on the platform. d. No drugs: Content related to the promotion, sale, or use of illegal drugs or substances is strictly prohibited.

    • These rules will help maintain a safe and respectful environment on your website. As always, consult a licensed attorney to help you draft the final terms and conditions for your website, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

    • Email Marketing and Blaster Tools

    • When using email blaster tools on Local Headline News, content creators must adhere to all applicable rules, regulations, and laws related to email marketing [1].

    • Local Headline News does not permit the uploading of external email marketing lists. Email subscribers must be individuals who have voluntarily subscribed to a channel on the website.

    • Content creators are responsible for ensuring that their email marketing practices are compliant with relevant anti-spam and data protection laws.

    • Local Headline News is not liable for any non-compliance or damages caused by content creators' email marketing activities.

    • Local Headline News .org agrees to share commissions earned through the platform with its content creators. Commissions will be split on a per successful transaction basis, where the content creator will receive a portion of the earnings resulting from the successful completion of a transaction. By participating on our platform, content creators acknowledge and agree to this commission-sharing arrangement.

    • Content creators who refer a business to Metromedia Funding Solutions can typically earn around 5% of the funded amount when the referred business successfully secures funding within 90 days of their application. These earnings are paid on a per successful close basis and will be disbursed to the content creators the following week after the close."

    • Content creators that are in independent sales organization agreements with Metromedia Funding Solutions will be paid out according to their latest agreed ISO agreement and not paid through the news platform. 

    • Title Loan Referrals: Content creators participating in our title loan referral program will receive their earnings from successful referrals on a monthly basis. Payouts will be processed on the 15th of the month following the successful completion of the referral process. [1]

    • Residual Income Programs: For content creators enrolled in residual income programs, earnings will be calculated based on the agreed-upon terms and conditions, taking into account the residual income generated by the referred customers. These earnings will be paid out monthly, with payments processed on the 15th of the month following the accrual of income. [3]

    • Monthly Subscriptions: Content creators who promote monthly subscription programs on our platform will receive their earnings based on the subscription revenue generated by their referrals. Payments will be processed monthly, with payouts scheduled for the 15th of the month following the collection of subscription fees from referred customers.

    • Pre-made Content Promotion: There is no minimum follower count required for content creators to start promoting pre-made content on their page. 

    • Live Streaming Function: In order to activate the live streaming function on their page, content creators must have at least 3,000 active, authentic followers. This requirement ensures that the live streaming feature is accessible to creators with a substantial audience base. 

    • E-commerce Platform and Drop Shipping: Local Headline News provides content creators with an e-commerce platform to facilitate drop shipping offers. The platform splits the revenue with content creators as it is responsible for orchestrating the entire process. However, to access the store function and post store links, content creators must have at least 5,000 followers. This requirement is in place to ensure that creators using the e-commerce platform have a substantial audience, which is likely to result in successful sales. [1]

    • To maintain a safe and positive environment on Local Headline News, we encourage our community members to take responsibility for reporting any violations they come across. Dealing with these issues in real-time is crucial to maintaining the integrity of our platform. If you encounter any violations, simply use the chat feature to send us a link to the violation, and our team will handle the situation immediately[[1]]. By working together and actively reporting any concerns, we can ensure a better experience for all users on our platform.

    • All posts on Local Headline News, including live streaming and instant messages, are subject to moderation to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all users. By using our platform, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

    • Content Moderation: We reserve the right to review, remove, or modify any content that violates our community guidelines or is deemed inappropriate, offensive, or harmful. We may use automated systems, AI-powered algorithms, and human moderators to manage content on our platform effectively[[3]].

    • Reporting Violations: Users are responsible for reporting any content violations, and we encourage community members to notify us of any such issues through the chat feature. We will address reported violations in real-time to maintain a safe and positive environment for all users.

    • Privacy Settings: Users are required to set their own privacy settings to manage the visibility of their content and interactions on the platform. While we provide various privacy settings options, it is your responsibility to ensure your privacy preferences are correctly set.

    • Live Streaming and Instant Messages: Our moderation policies apply to all forms of content, including live streaming and instant messages. We may monitor these channels to identify and address any potential violations.

    • By using Local Headline News, you acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions, and understand that failure to comply may result in penalties, including suspension or termination of your account. Our goal is to create a secure and respectful community, and we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines.

    • All users of our platform must adhere to the Constitution of the United States as the governing law. Here are the full texts of the First and Fourth Amendments of which we give additional emphasis to:

    • First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."[2]

    • Fourth Amendment: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."[2]

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