The committee that revised the Society’s Code of Ethics felt the document’s tenets and underlying principles apply to all journalism regardless of how it’s ultimately presented. Still, the committee knew people interested in ethical journalism may benefit from additional guidance from the Society and other people and organizations.
Below are several resources that the Society’s ethics committee compiled to help people with day-to-day decisions. These resources are not formally part of the Code. Also, these lists will grow and change as more resources are found, or as resources become obsolete.
For those people who still have questions, please email the Society’s Ethics Hotline: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Andrew Seaman writes for the Society’s Ethics Committee blog about the Rolling Stone story on campus rape. The actions of the publication’s journalists resulted in a significant loss of credibility, which is earned.
- Andrew Seaman writes for the Society’s Ethics Committee blog about NBC News’s Brian Williams, who was bumped from his nightly news program after a series of misstatements about his past came to light.