Adopted by the Society of Professional Journalists September 21, 1996
|•||Test the accuracy of information from all sources and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error. Deliberate distortion is never permissible.|
|•||Diligently seek out subjects of news stories to give them the opportunity to respond to allegations of wrongdoing.|
|•||Identify sources whenever feasible. The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources' reliability.|
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Publication information: Book title: Mass Communication Law and Ethics. Edition: 2nd. Contributors: Roy L. Moore - Author. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 599.
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