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Guidelines for Social Media and Blogging

Source: RTNDA Social media and blogs are important elements of journalism. They narrow the distance between journalists and the public. They encourage lively, immediate and spirited discussion. They can be vital news-gathering and news-delivery tools. As a journalist you should uphold the same professional and ethical standards of fairness, accuracy, truthfulness, transparency and independence when […]

RTNDA Guiding Principles

Source : RTNDA Guiding Principles: Journalism’s obligation is to the public. Journalism places the public’s interests ahead of commercial, political and personal interests. Journalism empowers viewers, listeners and readers to make more informed decisions for themselves; it does not tell people what to believe or how to feel. Ethical decision-making should occur at every step […]

Guidelines for Balancing Business Pressures and Journalism Values

Source: RTNDA The following standards should be applied to content-related decisions on air and online: News operations should not show favoritism to advertisers. It should be clear to all advertisers that they have no influence over news content. Professional electronic journalists should expose unethical or illegal business practices, but should not target businesses unfairly. Content […]

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