Frequently asked questions

What is your editorial policy?

TDA is a social-first news service that offers young Australians digestible and accessible news. TDA is the introduction to quality journalism for over 1.2 million Australians per month, and that is a responsibility we take very seriously. TDA adheres to the General Principles established by the Australian Press Council.

Editorial independence TDA is financially supported by a group of investors who back the mission and values of the company. TDA maintains full editorial independence and no investor has the ability to control or influence our editorial content or policy.

Accuracy Trust is at the centre of everything we do and factual accuracy is our highest priority. This commitment is inextricably linked to our willingness to correct errors. We will always seek to correct or clarify published material if it is significantly inaccurate or misleading, and will do so in a transparent manner. We recognise how quickly and widely information can be disseminated, so will always make our corrections (and where necessary, apologise) clear and straightforward. We’re about owning our mistakes, not hiding from them.

Impartiality and fairness TDA’s main mission is to provide a foundation of knowledge on which our readers can build their own understanding of the world. To that end, we have a duty to ensure that our content is impartial according to the recognised standards of objective journalism. In accordance with the Australian Press Council’s General Principles, TDA ensures that factual material is presented with reasonable fairness and balance. The Daily Aus does not publish any opinion pieces.

Information from other outlets TDA’s mission is to break down the big stories of the day, which sometimes means we will use information that has first been reported by other outlets. In instances like these, TDA will recognise the publication (e.g. ‘as first reported by the Sydney Morning Herald’). Wherever possible, TDA will always try to independently verify the facts of any article before we publish.

Privacy and avoidance of harm TDA will avoid intruding on a person’s reasonable expectations of privacy, unless doing so is sufficiently in the public interest, per the Australian Press Council’s General Principles. This balance between privacy and public interest should be particularly recognised in situations that involve bereavement. TDA adheres to the Australia Press Council’s Statement of Privacy Principles, enclosed here.

Are you owned by a media company?

No, TDA is completely independent. We are not owned by any larger media company.

How are you funded?

TDA has a typical start-up story. Co-founders Sam Koslowski and Zara Seidler quit their full time jobs to chase their dreams. To make those dreams possible, they went out looking for A+ investors who would back the mission and values of the company. In February 2021, they finished their first capital raise with incredibly diverse and talented investors. In June 2022, they finished their second capital raise.

No investor has the ability to control or influence TDA’s editorial policy.

Who runs The Daily Aus?

TDA is run by Zara Seidler and Sam Koslowski, two twenty-somethings who decided they’d make a business out of explaining the news to their friends.

How do you make money?

TDA makes money from commercial partnerships. We have ads on our Instagram page, in our daily podcast and in the newsletter.

We will only partner with brands who we believe are aligned to our company ethos.

We will also engage in brand partnerships where TDA is contracted to create content for other companies.

Where do you source your information?

Wherever possible, The Daily Aus will always source its news from primary sources (government press conferences, police media releases, etc.) If this is not possible, we will always credit the publication or source the information has come from.

Are you aligned with a political ideology?

No. We cover news that matters to young people, irrespective of any political ideologies attached to the issue. We have no connection to or backing from any political parties.

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