Ethics of a Journalist

No one ever said journalism was easy. There are times where a journalist can struggle on what their next move will be.

There are ethics on being a journalist. The Society of Professional Journalist gives a break down on some of those ethics a journalist should follow.

Seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently, and be accountable and transparent.

One thing that also needs to happen is to not fall into a bias. This can be harder than it sounds.

When it comes to journalism, journalist can end up following a personal path instead of following the right path. There’s always a fight on trying to be the first one to report something, but if you follow that path with inaccurate details, it can be crucial.

Also make sure, to be easy to read or understand so that way there is no confusion on facts and detail.

These are a few of the best practices on ethical journalism.

Author: Eric Guzman

Hello, My name is Eric Guzman, I'm a student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I'm going in to the field of journalism with a concentration in radio broadcasting. My goal is to end up in Chicago doing sports talk, but I have a passion for music and film as well.

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