Good Morning Ana,
Great contribution to this weeks discussion posting. You provided your
stance when it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the provided
scenario. Codes of ethics adopted by journalists and media are a
voluntary expression of professional diligence by quality-conscious
journalists and media outlets to correct their mistakes and to make
themselves accountable to the public. You did a great job emphasizing
the importance of acting alone while withholding a journalists position
in order to reduce ones bias. Media outlets should play a primary role
in defining and upholding the professional standards of their staff as
well as of those contributing to their media content. Corporate codes of
ethics and media ombudspersons should be established by media
outlets, as well as mechanisms for complaints or other reactions by
their readers, listeners or viewers.
Great work this week, thanks for sharing!
Society of Professional Journalists. "SPJ Code of Ethics - Society of
Society of Professional Journalists
, 6 Sept.