Journalism Ethics in Small Towns

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  • Journalism Ethics in Small Towns

    1. 1. Journalism ethics in small towns Steve Buttry Bennington Banner March 19, 2013
    2. 2. Read more about it• stevebuttry.wordpress.com• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• @stevebuttry• sbuttry@digitalfirstmedia.com
    3. 3. SPJ Code of Ethics• Seek truth and report it• Minimize harm• Act independently• Be accountable
    4. 4. Bob Steele’s Questions1. What do I know? What do I need to know?2. What is my journalistic purpose?3. What are my ethical concerns?4. What do policies & guidelines say?5. How can I involve people w/ other views in the decision-making process?
    5. 5. Bob Steele’s Questions6. Who are the stakeholders?7. How would I feel?8. What are possible consequences?9. What are my alternatives?10.Can I justify my decision? To colleagues? To public? To stakeholders?
    6. 6. Read more about it• stevebuttry.wordpress.com• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• @stevebuttry• stephenbuttry@gmail.com

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