Members of the Society of Professional Journalists
believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice
and the foundation of democracy.
The duty of the journalist is to further those ends
by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account
of events and issues.
Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public
with thoroughness and honesty.
Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility.
Members of the Society share a dedication to ethical behavior
and adopt this code to declare the Society's principles and standards of practice.
SPJ Code of Ethics