— Tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience boldly,
even when it is unpopular to do so.
"Before he/she decided on a career in politics,
he/she was an outspoken atheist.
— Examine their own cultural values and avoid imposing those values on others.
On a blog in 2005 he/she wrote, "I am atheist, always have been,
always will be."
It turns out "always" is not as long as some people think it is.
— Avoid stereotyping by race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, geography,
sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or social status.
He/she did not want to answer the question about his/her atheism.
— Support the open exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.
He/she said it was personal and he believed in the separation of church and state.
However, he/she on his/her blog was the one who brought it up
and declared his/her atheism more than once.
He/she finally said that he/she was no longer an atheist but believed in a "higher power."
He/she describes his/her self as a paint contractor.
Analysis and commentary should be labeled and not misrepresent fact or context.
At a forum he/she said that he/she was a paint contractor,
but he/she still got out there slinging paint with the crew.
Ethical journalists treat sources,
subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect.
It is a true statement because the crew consists of one part-time employee,
which means if he/she isn't out there slinging paint, often nobody is.
— Show compassion for those who may be affected adversely by news coverage.
Use special sensitivity when dealing with ...inexperienced sources or subjects.
— Recognize that gathering and reporting information
may cause harm or discomfort.
Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance.
— Show good taste. Avoid pandering to lurid curiosity.