Our Ethical Promise
In our endeavor to promote the highest standards in journalistic integrity our editorial policy and philosophy is outlined on this page.
Architosh is fashioned as an online magazine (online publication) and sustains its economic life through the age-old formula of “advertising.” Although we are small in size we are big in spirit, ambition, intention, and professionalism.
Since our launch in 1999 we have endeavored to balance editorial coverage with financial needs. In the beginning our editorial target area was small as Apple struggled to come back to life from its near death experience in the late mid 90’s. We focused — both out of reader interest and financial necessity — on the few big players in the Mac CAD and 3D world. At the same time we encouraged and advocated for smaller developers interested in expanding the Mac CAD/3D sphere.
Today after many worrying years the health of Apple and its abundantly expanding Mac platform has helped us to expand our addressable editorial target area and we now include iOS platform news. This is good news for all fronts. Firstly, it means there are more players in the Mac and iOS markets. This means our editorial target area has become richer with new and expanding companies and products. Secondly, it means we are less beholden to a few large, benevolent, and consistent supporters. This greatly relieves the natural pressure all small publications face: balancing economic survival with the desire for absolute editorial neutrality.
We have always striven to provide unbiased, fair and reader-driven content on Architosh. We promise to continue that trend as we expand to address this larger Mac and iOS CAD/3D sphere.
Our new site architecture will give us the tools we need to follow the interest of our readers. This will enable us to steer our editorial direction around the type of content Architosh readers are seeking and interested in. At the same time, we will continue to shape and develop our 4-Quarter Editorial Calendar around the needs and trends that we see are taking shape in our industries.
We seek to shape fair, neutral and focused editorial coverage around these promises:
- Provide neutral, fact-driven “product reviews” aimed at demonstration and capabilities.
- Publish “all news” provided to us on a “neutral news queue” (NNQ) system.
- Provide an open-admission contributor policy.
- Allow any corporate sponsor a “ViewPoint” article admission platform.
- Publish a free MediaKit with our 4-Quarter Editorial Calendar.
- Exhibit fresh thinking and open-mindedness.
- AAPL – Apple, Inc.
- ARM – Advanced Risc Machines
- 37signals LLC
- Simulicity, Inc.