Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Society for Professional Journalist Ethics code and local reporting in Marin

A common point of concern for Marin Residents is the lack of journalist ethics in local reporting. Here are a few of the provision from the Society of Professional Journalists. More can be found at

"Seek Truth and Report It

Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

Journalists should:

– Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible.
– Remember that neither speed nor format excuses inaccuracy.

– Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story. "

For the full code of ethics see:

A vital enterprising local press is essential to Marin. Please support our local media.

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