Ethics

A Blogger’s Code of Ethics

Below is a condensed version of the Code of Ethics determined by the Society of Professional Journalists. I will embrace this list in my own writing, and will abide by these principles throughout the rest of my career.

Seek Truth and Report It
Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

Minimize Harm
Ethical journalism treats sources, subjects, colleagues and members of the public as human beings deserving of respect.

Act Independently
The highest and primary obligation of ethical journalism is to serve the public.

Be Accountable and Transparent
Ethical journalism means taking responsibility for one’s work and explaining one’s decisions to the public.

 

 

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