Ethics and Credibility
Questions about credibility-questions posed by journalists and by the public-have filled the discourse of recent years.
In 1996, the Society, after two years of work and debate, adopted a new Code of Ethics The code, with language borrowed from the Society's own ethics handbook, instructs journalists to seek truth and report it; minimize harm; act independently; and be accountable. Approval of this code at the national convention was an all-important moment for the Society in its continuing support of the highest standards of journalism.
In December 1996, SPJ President Steve Geimann, Ethics Chair Jay Black and Past-president Paul McMasters testified before a Senate …
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Publication information: Article title: Ethics and Credibility. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Quill. Volume: 85. Issue: 8 Publication date: October 1997. Page number: S3. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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