The Digital Reach of a Newspaper's Code of Ethics

Miller, Dean
December 2006
Nieman Reports;Winter2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p82
This article discusses the advantages of providing readers with online access to newspapers' code of ethics. Access to a newspaper's ethics code must be made available to readers and the staff of the publication. Complaints by readers on breaching the code of ethics may help reporters and editors to be familiar with their policy. It also provides readers with ideas in criticizing journals. Moreover, it encourages meaningful dialogue between journalists and readers. Through the code of ethics, readers may learn ethical standards being applied by a certain newspaper.


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