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Code of Ethics

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Code of Ethics


  • I will meet or exceed my grade level in my academic classes at all times in order to participate in club events
  • If I receive ISS or OSS my involvement in the club will go under review. (Possible suspension or removal)
  • I will be on time to class and I will not have excessive absences.
  • I will represent the organization and my school in a way that makes the community proud of the program and school.
  • I understand that if I am absent from school for an entire day without a valid excuse or part of the day then I cannot participate in a WTVN event unless the instructor gives permission to do so.
  • I understand that in this organization I may handle confidential information from time to time regarding upcoming events and I agree to keep this information private until it can be released to the general public.

    Five Core Principles of Journalism
    (Provided by: Ethical Journalism Network)

    Truth and Accuracy

    Journalists cannot always guarantee ‘truth’, but getting the facts right is the cardinal principle of journalism. We should always strive for accuracy, give all the relevant facts we have and ensure that they have been checked. When we cannot corroborate information we should say so.

    Independence

    Journalists must be independent voices; we should not act, formally or informally, on behalf of special interests whether political, corporate or cultural. We should declare to our editors – or the audience – any of our political affiliations, financial arrangements or other personal information that might constitute a conflict of interest.

    Fairness and Impartiality

    Most stories have at least two sides. While there is no obligation to present every side in every piece, stories should be balanced and add context. Objectivity is not always possible, and may not always be desirable (in the face for example of brutality or inhumanity), but impartial reporting builds trust and confidence.

    Humanity

    Journalists should do no harm. What we publish or broadcast may be hurtful, but we should be aware of the impact of our words and images on the lives of others.

    Accountability

    A sure sign of professionalism and responsible journalism is the ability to hold ourselves accountable. When we commit errors we must correct them and our expressions of regret must be sincere not cynical. We listen to the concerns of our audience. We may not change what readers write or say but we will always provide remedies when we are unfair.

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