Editorial Policy

Cosplay Central publishes news, features, galleries and other original journalism and analysis of the cosplaying hobby, industry and community. This coverage includes both written and visual content on the Cosplay Central website and videos on our YouTube channel.

We are committed to producing professional coverage that upholds the highest possible standards of accuracy, integrity and quality.

News

We report stories as we see them, and strive to be fair, accurate and comprehensive in our reporting. Our editorial content may express a point of view on a story, but will always uphold our standards of honesty, transparency, impartiality and value to the reader.

When reporting on stories that reflect on individuals or organizations in a manner which they may disagree with, we will seek comment directly and offer right to reply. Stories will be updated with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible, or supplemented by a follow-up story as necessary. If you believe you have something to add to a story we have reported or feel you deserve the right to reply to a story, please contact the team.

We do not report on rumor, speculation or unsubstantiated claims without attempting to verify the information with credible sources. Any potential factual errors we are informed of will be verified and corrected as necessary, with a necessary disclaimer or notice of correction.

We will respect the request of any sources to remain anonymous, and protect the identity of any confidential sources. Any information provided confidentially will be verified with additional sources before publication. No sources will be paid for information.

We will always provide clear and prominent attribution when reporting on information from another publication, including a link to the original source. Approved imagery from photographers and other sources will be appropriately credited.

Professional relationships with studios, publishers, and other companies Sometimes we may have to agree to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) or embargoes that require us to publish our content after a certain time and/or date to enable us to cover certain products, events, individuals or organizations. We will only agree to such agreements if we feel they will not compromise the related coverage in any way.

Our coverage will always strive to be as accurate and truthful as possible. In the case that an organization or individual, such as a studio or brand, stops talking to us, we will make every effort to continue to provide coverage with the same standard of impartiality, fairness and accuracy. Out of professional courtesy, the details of any such relationship will not be disclosed unless the team feels it absolutely necessary to preserve the integrity of our coverage or the Cosplay Central brand.

Advertising

Cosplay Central’s editorial and advertising are handled by separate teams. Cosplay Central’s website and video content will never be influenced or impacted by commercial considerations. Any sponsored content will be clearly labelled as such, and produced in a way that preserves the editorial integrity of the team and other Cosplay Central content.

We sometimes link to retailers such as Amazon using affiliate links, from which we may receive some money. When present in content, these links will be expressed using impartial language. Affiliate links have no influence on editorial content or coverage.

All content that appears on the Cosplay Central website and on the Cosplay Central YouTube channel is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief and strives to uphold the standards set out above. If you feel that any of our content has failed to uphold these standards, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.