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Ethical Code of the Society of Professional Journalists

Ethics Hotline
"To help SPJ members and other journalists “do ethics” and become adept at applying the Society's new code, SPJ has set up an Ethics Hotline. The Hotline is monitored by members of the national Ethics Committee and veteran journalists who have had a great deal of experience in ethical decision-making.

Struggling with a dilemma on deadline, or just want to talk about a tough call you've had to make?

Telephone: (765) 653-2070, Ext. 208
Associated Press Managing Editors
An explanation of how newspapers have delt with issues of:
  • Fair trial vs. the right to know
    Should newspapers publish confidential defense documents a month before the trial of Timothy McVeigh or will it deny the defendant a fair trial?
  • The right to march in parades
    Does a reporter have the right to participate in the Million Man March or does participation compromise his objectivity?
  • Breach of confidentiality
    What should a newspaper do with confidential computer tape that contains the names of all HIV-positive people in the state of Florida?

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
encouraging interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in practical and professional ethics--includes several ethics-related links
410 North Park Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone: (812) 855-6450
Fax: (812) 855-3315
Databank for European Codes of Journalism Ethics
Our e-mail address: 
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Tampere
Box 607
FIN-33 101 Tampere

SPJ-Ethics Listserv
SPJ-Ethics is SPJ's mail list established solely for the discussion of journalism ethics. You can subscribe by sending a message to and in the body of the message type:subscribe spj-ethics.

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