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Ethics Week 2018


Ethics Committee Position Papers

This collection of position papers is intended to clarify SPJ’s 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.

This collection of position papers, produced by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Ethics Committee, is intended to clarify SPJ’s 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 the SPJ Code of Ethics.

The following papers are available for immediate reference, with more — on using anonymous sources, undercover reporting, dealing with victims of tragedy, handling diversity coverage, privacy and news media accountability — to release over the coming months:

Newly Added:
Reporting on Grief, Tragedy and Victims
Anonymous Sources
Accountability

Also Available:
Using the SPJ Code
Plagiarism
Checkbook Journalism
Political Involvement




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– 4/23/18: SPJ Ethics Week
– 4/25/18: SPJ Ethics Week Webinar: The Code of Ethics
– 4/26/18: SPJ Ethics Week Twitter chat
– 4/27/18: SPJ Region 11 Conference: Universal City, Calif.
– 4/28/18: Freelancing 101: The Basics and Beyond

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