The SPJ Code of Ethics absolutely needs an update. The Code, adopted in 1973, was revised three times between then and 1996 but not since. Why would SPJ stop keeping its ethics code current when new tools, new opportunities, media restructuring and current events continue presenting journalists with new ethical decisions? >Continue reading Quill Flashback: 21st-Century Journalism Requires 21st-Century Code
This collection of position papers is intended to clarify SPJs position on specific ethical themes that frequently arise in journalism, and also to provide better guidance for journalists, academics, students and the public when consulting SPJ's Code of Ethics.