Monthly Archive: November 2013

The Campus Copy | November 20th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #
UMD concentrates on social media in revised Code of Ethics

How should journalists handle sources on social media, especially during breaking news? Should a journalist verify a social media account or have to speak directly with the user before posting information from accounts? Is it OK to post your political views on Facebook?

These are just some of the issues students at University of Maryland’s SPJ chapter debated during their Ethics session.

The meeting, which had about 20 attendees, opened with a guest speaker from the UMD journalism school who specialized in ethics. Continue reading

The Campus Copy | November 5th, 2013 | #, #, #, #
SPJ Code of Ethics changes: Let your voice be heard

The Society of Professional Journalists is in a year of transition. The board, including student representatives Lindsey and Michael, is discussing changing the name and changing the Code of Ethics. Since the last revision of the code was in 1996, we can expect to be with the next version of the code for a while, long into the careers of journalists who are in college now. So, contribute your voice and let SPJ know how you think the code should be changed. Continue reading