Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dear John Hammer of Greensboro's Rhino Times - The Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics; "Be Accountable"

"Be Accountable

Journalists are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and each other.

Journalists should:

— Clarify and explain news coverage
and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct.

— Encourage the public to voice grievances against the news media.

— Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.

— Expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media.

— Abide by the same high standards to which they hold others."

The Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics


Anonymous said...

Seems obvious except to John Hammer.

I quit reading the rag as he is tilted, slanted, or just plain wrong in his reporting.

Don Moore said...

You forget the Rhino was started as a Bar Sheet - stuff for members of the the Rhino Club. Same content, just covering more bars.