KSJD's mission is to inform, entertain and empower the people of the Four Corners region. KSJD is public radio serving based in Cortez, Colorado and serving the Four Corners Region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, including the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and portions of the Navajo Nation. We are proud to operate in a community radio model, meaning volunteer leadership powers much of the programming and operations of the station.
KSJD is licensed to Community Radio Project, a 501-C3 non-profit corporation based in Cortez, CO.
KSJD's financial support comes from membership contributions from listeners, corporate support from the business community, and grants from foundations and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Solar Powered Community Radio
KSJD's operations incorporate a 16-panel, 3.6 kW solar generation system which will produce between 5,500 - 6,000 kiloWatt Hours per year through the Empire Electric Solar Garden located at Empire Electric Cooperative.
KSJD Code of Ethics and Integrity
At a time of unprecedented change in the media, KSJD management has reviewed and revised our current approach to assuring that KSJD operates at high levels of ethics and independence in order to assure that public trust in our services remains high.
The KSJD Code of Ethics and Integrity was adapted from the Public Media Code of Editorial Integrity developed by industry leaders in 2012.
KSJD recognizes that it must exercise diligence and discipline in order to maintain its reputation as a trusted source of news, educational material, entertainment, and information. CRP’s updated Principles of Editorial Integrity and Independence require that CRP governing bodies, management, and staff:
Adhere to the highest professional standards.
Comply with the KSJD mission statement.
Maintain KSJD's independence and creative freedom with regard to creating and disseminating content.
Assure that KSJD is not faced with undue influence from either internal or external sources.
The Principles of Editorial Integrity and Independence have their roots in the Constitution and the Public Broadcasting Act. They were developed through CRP’s participation in discussions, debates, and consultations involving hundreds of executives and senior staff of public broadcasting organizations; faculty from schools of journalism; and advisers in the areas of philanthropy, community engagement, new media, and best practices for nonprofit organizations.
Trust is the most important asset public broadcasting carries forward into its evolving public media future. Audiences rely on our information and perspectives as they make decisions in their public and personal lives. The public consistently says public television and public radio are their most trusted sources among many media choices.
Our independence is deeply rooted in American values of freedom of speech and of the press, both protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 reinforces that independence, directing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to protect public broadcasting entities “from interference with, or control of, program content or other activities.”
Public confidence in our organizations is strengthened by the regulations and legal requirements that accompany our FCC licenses to broadcast, our federal recognition as nonprofit educational and charitable organizations, and the federal funds that contribute to our work.
We assure the public’s continued trust by holding ourselves to rigorous voluntary standards of integrity — in how we govern our local public media organizations, produce our work, raise funds for content and operations, and comport ourselves in our communities.
Our organizations operate in a wide range of circumstances – in the communities they serve, the programming and other activities they provide, and the scale of resources with which they work.
While offered as a model for all public service media, the principal focus of the Code of Editorial Integrity is the public television and public radio stations that benefit from federal support through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The principles, policies and practices of the Code define and unify an evolving field. Stations and other public media organizations will adapt and apply the Code in ways that both reflect shared values and address their unique circumstances.
We, the Board of Directors of KSJD, affirm our principles, policies and practices through our support of this Code of Editorial Integrity.
The Editorial Integrity Project is a collaboration of public television’s Affinity Group Coalition and public radio’s Station Resource Group. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provided funding and the National Educational Telecommunications Association provided organizational support.
Click here to view KSJD's Code of Ethics and Integrity.
Adopted: September 2016.
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