Ethics

OUR CODE OF ETHICS

At the Community Reporting Alliance, there are basic standards by which we should judge ourselves — and by which others will inevitably judge us — as professional journalists.

We developed these guidelines over time, and after review of a number of ethics codes adopted by a number of organizations.

♦ FAIRNESS & OBJECTIVITY:

Reporting for any Community Reporting Alliance program is to be fair, objective and impartial.

Equally important is the APPEARANCE of impartiality.

♦ CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

It is not enough to act with honest motives, or to be a “professional journalist” while covering a story in which we may have a particular interest.

♦ THERE’S MORE …

See our complete Code of Ethics here.



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