RTNDA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. PREAMBLE. Professional electronic journalists should operate as trustees of the public, seek the truth, report. organizations or their websites to verify if a more recent or updated code of ethics is available. Handout #6: American Society of Newspaper Editors Code of Ethics http://www. ASNE Statement of.

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Posted by John Bowen in Uncategorized 0 awne. Supporting the development of strong student journalism programs at the secondary school level has never been more important. The onset of the digital age forever changed the way all of us interact with news. More data is produced in a single second than can possibly be consumed in a lifetime.

Scholastic journalism programs help students learn ase news literacy skills while providing a valuable service to their school community.

Student publications foster community and encourage public debate on issues that matter to students. The future of our communities and the future of our democracy depend on news literate citizens and well-trained journalists.

ASNE Statement of Principles (1975)

Just as professional newspapers need different voices to tell community stories, so do aasne media. Having publications that reflect, as accurately as possible, the full picture of the school and its community requires diverse student media participation. A diverse staff offers various viewpoints and is more likely to cover a broader range of topics.


A American Society of News Editors survey showed the percentage of minorities in newsrooms had declined since etbics, even while the percentage of minorities making up the total U. The primary purpose of gathering and distributing news and opinion is to serve the general welfare by informing the people and enabling them to make judgments on the issues of the time.

Freedom of the Press. Freedom of the press belongs to the people. It must be defended against encroachment or assault from any quarter, public or private.

They must be ccode against all who would exploit the press for selfish purposes. Journalists must avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety as well as any conflict of interest or the appearance of conflict. They should neither accept anything nor pursue any activity that might compromise or seem to compromise their integrity.

ASNE | Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism

Good faith with the reader is the foundation of good journalism. Every effort must be made to assure that the news content is accurate, free from bias and in context, and that all sides are presented fairly. To be impartial does not require the press to be unquestioning or to refrain etyics editorial expression. Sound practice, however, demands a clear distinction for the reader between news reports and opinion.


Journalists should respect the rights of people involved in the news, observe the common standards of decency, and stand accountable to the public for the fairness and accuracy of their news reports.

Persons publicly accused should be given the earliest opportunity to respond.

American Society of News Editors – Wikipedia

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