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Leasing News Mission

Our main goals:  Be a crusader of ideas; A provocateur of thought; Present all sides of an issues following internet netiquette.

We will continue as an ombudsman to help arbitrate, negotiate, or resolve complaints;  answer readers’ specific questions; help provide solutions, sources, contacts, tools, resources, and make available the truth of what is really happening in the leasing industry.

We will pursue the facts to find the truth behind the “spin” in a press release.

We strive to be first with the news and to follow-up until full conclusion.

We do not represent a “membership” or group whose interest is primarily promoting their membership and activities.

We are independent in spirit and in practice.  We have written and will continue to write about advertisers, friends, leasing associations, and seek to present all sides’ views equally. We have placed advertisers in our complaint bulletin board, informing them that they may no longer advertise here.

Opinions and viewpoints in an article are allowed when the article is signed by the writer, as is the policy of Associated Press.

If a writer has a potential conflict of interest, a disclaimer will be included in any article.

All press releases, written by others will be so indicated with ##### surrounding.

We only will have an edition when there is sufficient equipment leasing news.

We will continue to help those seeking employment or who want to seek a better position. Originally our help wanted ads were free, but too many were taking advantage in seeking “commissioned salesmen,” so now this has become a paid obligation. Our other classified ads, such as “job wanted,” “outsourcing,” and “attorney” ads will remain free.

The Leasing News Advisory Board is chosen by the publisher. They are not financially compensated. They participate in the overall direction of our electronic newspaper. As with a printed newspaper, it is the editor's sole discretion as to what is printed and the advisory board is not consulted for editorial content.  It is not an editorial board.

While we are in a different century, different time, and do not have the
circulation of “The World,” Leasing News will strive to follow “The World's” editorial policy as expressed by its publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

Christopher "Kit" Menkin,
Publisher/ Editor-in-Chief
November 21, 2014

The Mission of “The World” newspaper

“An institution which should always fight for progress and reform; never tolerate injustice or corruption; always fight demagogues of all parties; never belong to any party; always oppose privileged classes and public plunder; never lack sympathy with the poor; always remain devoted to the public welfare; never be satisfied with merely printing the news; always be drastically independent; never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty.”

October 30, 1911:  Frank J. Cobb, editor, “The World”. 

His statement is a quote from the publisher Joseph Pulitzer's retirement speech on April 10, 1907.

The policy and mission of Leasing News are available in each
edition printed.

http://www.leasingnews.org/Mission_Statement.htm
http://www.leasingnews.org/policy.htm