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Ethics

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SPJ Ethics: How to Cover the Elections Ethically
Webinar from former SPJ ethics chairs Lynn Walsh and Andrew Seaman.

CUNY Special Report: Community Media Can Make the Census Count

Center for Journalism Ethics: A Guide to Less Extractive Reporting

Data Visualization Ethics

Campaign Ethics
Downloadable book from the Markkula Center at Santa Clara University.

EthicalGeo: Ethical Mapping — How Not to Map

Buzzfeed News: Why BLM Protests Asked Journalists Not to Show Their Faces in Photos, Video


SPJ Code of Ethics

SPJ Ethics Page
Codes of ethics, resources page, tip sheets/Q&A, message board and hotline.

Accountable Journalism
The Reynolds Journalism Institute created this database of more than 400 searchable codes of ethics from media outlets around the world.

Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists
Helpful website includes a toll-free number to call. Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Ethics and Social Justice has assembled this great service and web site for journalists. This is a free service!

Campaign Ethics: A Field Guide
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University has produced non-partisan, how-to book for candidates and political consultants on how to run an ethical campaign. It’s helpful for journalists who hope to better understand how ethics apply to the upcoming 2020 presidential elections.

RTDNA Code of Ethics

National Press Photographers Association Code of Ethics

SameDiff
Compares two or more text files and tells you how similar or different they are. Good for catching plagiarists.

MediaShift: Advice for Journalists Working with Traumatic Imagery

Center for Digital Ethics & Policy

Dart Center: Maintaining Boundaries with Sources, Colleagues and Supervisors

Center for International Media Ethics
Chicago-based organization has a goal supporting journalists in “maintaining high ethical standards that contribute to the media’s consolidation as a fourth power in their country’s governance.”

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Twelve lectures were prepared and delivered by Prof. William Fisher at Harvard Law School.


These videos were created by the SPJ Education Committee. Here’s a playlist of all of its training videos.


SPJ Ethics: How to Cover the Elections Ethically
Webinar from former SPJ ethics chairs Lynn Walsh and Andrew Seaman.

Data Visualization Ethics

EthicalGeo: Ethical Mapping — How Not to Map

GIJN: Ethics of Web Scraping

Sunshine Week Open Meetings
Events the week of March 12 promote open records.

Vocativ: The Rise of the Social Media Killer

First Draft News Journalist Guides
Guides to social sources, copyright law and covering trauma.

Dart Center: Resources for Educators Training Journalists Covering Sensitive Issues
Resources from San Diego State professor Amy Schmitz Weiss on teaching students to cover topics such as suicide, homicides, sexual assaults and other traumatic news events.

iMedia Ethics Pinterest: Faux Photography
Doctored photos.

Global Voices Online: A Do-It-Yourself Code of Ethics
Explores ONA’s code.

ONA: Journalism 360
Partnership with ONA, Google News Initiative and the Knight Foundation. It’s a global network of storytellers accelerating the understanding and production of immersive journalism. Their mission is to help news organizations, journalists, technologists, content creators and journalism educators experiment with all forms of immersive storytelling, including but not limited to 360 video, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality.

Frontiers: Ethics Guidelines in Immersive Journalism

AP: Guide for Journalists in a World of Immersive 3-D Content

ONA Journalism 360: A Guide to AR and XR in Journalism

Booz Allen Hamilton: Guide to Immersive Technology
A beginner’s guide to AR. Approach is from a marketing perspective but has some helpful resources for journalists. Download the guide for free.

NPR Ethics Handbook: Visual Journalism

The Ethics of Virtual Reality Storytelling
Post by David Cohn from 2015.

An Ethical Reality Check for Virtual Reality Journalism
Post by Tom Kent from 2015.

Cyberjournalist.net: Ethics and Credibility
Feed of stories and blog posts on web ethics issues, etc.

Buzzfeed News: Why BLM Protests Asked Journalists Not to Show Their Faces in Photos, Video


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Center for Journalism Ethics: A Guide to Less Extractive Reporting

Fairness and Accuracy in News Reporting

Harvard University: The Pluralism Project
A must-bookmark for anyone reporting on religion or ethics. Run by the Committee on the Study of Religion, this site offers current research, media resources, news stories and much, much more.

The Committee of Concerned Journalists
This is a group of reporters, editors, producers, publishers, owners and academics worried about the future of the profession, sponsors forums, etc.

ONA Journalism 360: A Guide to Photogrammertry Photography

National Freedom of Information Coalition

What is Plagiarism Quiz

Dart Center: Working with Traumatic Imagery

Resources for Journalism Ethics
From the late Steve Buttry.

Media Ethics Initiative
As a part of the Center for Media Engagement through the Moody School of Communication, our initiative program consists of both graduate and undergraduate research scholars and assistants who write free case studies related to digital ethics, journalism ethics, political communication ethics, advertising/public relations ethics, free speech, art and aesthetics, health communication, sports media, and more.

Accuracy in Media

PressWise.org.uk: Global Directory of Journalism Codes
This site has one-stop shopping for ethics sites.

Campaign Ethics
Downloadable book from the Markkula Center at Santa Clara University.

Ethics and Public Policy Center
A Washington think-tank that puts together seminars and studies.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Ethics and Public Policy Center
A Washington think-tank that puts together seminars and studies.

Ethics Guide for Public Radio Journalism

FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

University of Minnesota: Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law

University of Hawaii: Web Resources for Studying Journalism Ethics

Copyscape Plagiarism Checker
Search for copies of your page on the web. Helps you defend your site from plagiarism. Just type in your site’s web address.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

Journalism Ethics at College Newspapers
A great site by Francis Frizzo at Hofstra University.

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
The online companion to the PBS series Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, hosted by Bob Abernethy.


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