Editorial Standards

Journey with Purpose exists to find and tell stories of people’s (and artifact’s) expeditions. We continually are looking for new stories and people to interview. 

The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own, and do not reflect the views of their employers, past or present. 

Policies

Correction policy

We strive to be accurate in what we publish, and welcome opportunities to correct the factual record. If you find a factual mistake, please email us: edit@jwp.news.

Editorial Policy

This publication is wholly owned by Expedition Works. When it comes to opinions or editorial view, we reserve the right to say what we want to say. All guests and listeners are free to give their opinions, points of view, and evidence. We make the best editorial decisions we can, and reserve the right to edit or keep content in each episode as we see fit.

Appearing on the show

We would love to have you on the show!

Please know that we generally don’t compensate guests on the show, but when we do compensate people we provide notice. You will never have to pay us to be on the show.

A good interview

You are an expert in what we want to learn about and share to others. We want your story to be the best factual version of your story. To that end, we have some suggestions:

  1. We will send over some general questions, but please think about what 1-2 points you think we and listeners would find valuable.
  2. A great place for the interview is wherever you are most comfortable and a quiet space which doesn’t echo.
  3. If you have a good microphone, please do use it.
  4. If you don’t have a good microphone, then a plugged in set of handsfree headphones with a built-in microphone is fine.
  5. Your iPhone Apple AirPods should be the last resort – if you can find a quiet room and speak into a laptop microphone that might sound better than AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones.
  6. Turn off your phone’s and other device’s notifications and alerts during the interview
  7. We will ask you to introduce yourself, generally your name, where you are speaking to us from, and what you do. Think about this and how you want to introduce yourself. We will do this a few times.
  8. We might ask similar questions multiple times, mostly to give you the opportunity for giving you best answer.
  9. We have infinite tape, so if you think you can say your thoughts in a better way, then you can certainly try again.

Rights, etc

  1. We generally will not use the whole taped interview. The raw interview tape is edited at our discretion, generally into shorter episodes.
  2. We strive to edit for clarity and storytelling, not to edit the interview so your point is changed or altered. We try to get rid of the “umm’s” and sidetalk which happens during every interview.
  3. There might be time when portions of your interview will be co-mingled with segments of interviews with others. We strive to clearly enumerate who is speaking when, in order to not confuse the listener and to clearly explain who is saying what.
  4. We will not pre-clear with you the final edit or offer you right of first (or any) cut.
  5. We will not retransmit or sell the raw interview to any third-party.
  6. You can ask for edits, but we reserve the right to agree or disagree with this request. We generally since-edit after publication. Generally we make editorial changes based on:
    • We try to edit for factual clarity based on provided evidence
    • We will listen to opinions on change in editorial voice, but it’s up to us to make that change.
  7. Once we start the interview, everything is on the record. But please, if you don’t want to answer the question, don’t answer the question.
  8. You are free to end the interview at any time. For any reason.
  9. We (Journey with Purpose / Expedition Works) own the copyright to the recording.
  10. You give us permission to repackage and transmit on other channels (Instagram, Threads, Twitter, etc) under our wholly-owned accounts.