Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Originally posted by hypattia
I was referring to the MAINSTREAM MEDIA, not ATS.
Which are also independent companies under no obligation to enforce or practice free speech.
I was referring to the MAINSTREAM MEDIA'S obligation to the public thru it's Ethics and
Journalism ethics and standards comprise principles of ethics and of good practice as applicable to the specific challenges faced by journalists.
Historically and currently, this subset of media ethics is widely known to journalists as their professional "code of ethics" or the "canons of
journalism". The basic codes and canons commonly appear in statements drafted by both professional journalism associations and individual print,
broadcast, and online news organizations.
While various existing codes have some differences, most share common elements including the principles of — truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity,
impartiality, fairness and public accountability — as these apply to the acquisition of newsworthy information and its subsequent dissemination to
edit on 26-12-2012 by hypattia because: Clarification, emphasis