From the Society of Professional Journalists: "Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity."
Find and download examples of political news and opinionated journalism on the topic of American politics. For example, compare the evening news program on a broadcast network with “The Daily Show,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” or “The Rachel Maddow Show” or an article in the New York Times in Vanity Fair. Be prepared to discuss.
Essay: What are the ethical challenges faced by reporters and editors? How should they meet them?
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