Editorial Policy

We maintain a strict firewall between our editorial department and the other departments which help us earn money, including our advertisers and sponsors.

In our news products, we carefully differentiate between our news and any advertisers. If we cover news related to one of our business partners, this will be noted either in the story or on the bottom of the story.

We are very grateful to our advertisers for their support, but they have no effect on our news judgment.

For more information on our editorial policy, contact us here.

Advertising Policy

We run only one type of advertising — mobile-friendly sponsored content that is clearly marked for the audience’s sake. There are no pop-up ads because they are distracting for readers and ineffective for the advertiser.

All advertisers must stick to decency and language standards that are included in our advertising best practices. 

Zartonk will not run certain types of ads, including those with: phrases like “breaking news” that may mislead the audience to believe it’s journalism; commercial promotion of tobacco, firearms, diet pills or cryptocurrency; negative caricatures of people; disparagement of competitors; disrespectful use of national symbols or flags; and, sponsor names that do not accurately represent the funding entity behind the campaign.

Zartonk reserves the right to decline, at its discretion, any submission that includes content or a topic that Zartonk deems inappropriate, unfair, offensive, discriminatory, in poor taste, potentially libelous, or otherwise objectionable. Zartonk also reserves the right to, on occasion, request source material to substantiate factual claims made in a branded post.

For more information on our advertising policies, contact us here.