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Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.
*Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible.
*Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.
*Gather, update and correct information throughout the life of a news story.
*Consider sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution or other harm, and have information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. Explain why anonymity was granted.
*Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing.
*Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. Give voice to the voiceless.
*Support the open and civil exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.
*Recognize a special obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government. Seek to ensure that the public’s business is conducted in the open, and that public records are open to all.
*Boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience. Seek sources whose voices we seldom hear.
*Never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information.
The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
During the run-up to the 2004 presidential election, while undergoing an fMRI bran scan, 30 men--half self-described as "strong" Republicans and half as "strong" Democrats--were tasked with assessing statements by both George W. Bush and John Kerry in which the candidates clearly contradicted themselves. Not surprisingly, in their assessments Republican subjects were as critical of Kerry as Democratic subjects were of Bush, yet both let their own candidate off the hook.
The neuroimaging results, however, revealed that the part of the brain most associated with reasoning--the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex--was quiescent. Most active were the orbital frontal cortex, which is involved in the processing of emotions; the anterior cingulate, which is associated with conflict resolution; the posterior cingulate, which is concerned with making judgments about moral accountability; and--once subjects had arrived at a conclusion that made them emotionally comfortable--the ventral striatum, which is related to reward and pleasure.
originally posted by: BeefNoMeat
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
As Rush puts it, the "drive-by media" are a real lot? Again, great post with salient points, but is this what you're getting at (re: ZERO MSM outlets have any real journalists)?
originally posted by: JDeLattre89
yup, i placed this link in another thread . . . but it is fitting here too.
Trump Is Testing The Norms Of Objectivity In Journalism
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
One sided hit piece propaganda is NOT Ethical Journalism. Fox News has always been guilty of it sure, but I almost feel bad for them now that the gloves are off The Ruling Establishment and have the rest of the big media stations running full tilt against Trump. Let's not forget that all of the news Media were complicit in pushing the Iraq War agenda until it was well beyond too far gone. You see that was the Ruling Establishment Agenda then, where the PC Race War and stopping any outsiders to the "election" process is the Agenda today.