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Fairness and Objectivity in News. News shall be fair, factual, and objective Receiving bribes, gifts, privileges or any consideration to favor one side of the story, stop a story from airing or being published, or put any person in either bad or favorable light is prohibited.

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Fairness and objectivity in news

Fairness and Objectivity in News

  • News shall be fair, factual, and objective

  • Receiving bribes, gifts, privileges or any consideration to favor one side of the story, stop a story from airing or being published, or put any person in either bad or favorable light is prohibited.


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Fairness and Objectivity in News

  • Editorials or commentaries must be identified as such and presented as distinct from news reports


Journalism ethics in news sources

Journalism Ethics in News Sources

  • Care must be taken in selecting news sources since the credibility of the news rests upon its sources.

  • Only news that can be attributed to a source shall be aired or published. When a source cannot be named, the reason for this must be made clear in the news report.


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Journalism Ethics in News Sources

  • News sources must be clearly identified, except when confidentiality of the source was a condition for giving the information.

  • Information provided by confidential sources may be aired and published only if it is in the public interest for doing so.


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Journalism Ethics in News Sources

  • Before airing or publishing news information from a confidential source, another source should corroborate the information.

  • Press release may be used as news sources after sources are verified and authenticated.


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Journalism Ethics in News Sources

  • Suspects or fugitives of the law may be interviewed as news sources but the act and information should not aid, encourage, or accompany their planning or committing a crime

  • Rumors or gossips should not be aired in the guise of the news.

  • Anonymous, confidential, or unknown source shall not justify the rumors.


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