Society of Professional Journalists – Code of Ethics

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Preamble

Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.

The Society declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media.

  • Seek Truth and
    Report It
  • Minimize Harm
  • Act Independently
  • Be Accountable and Transparent

 

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