A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

Ethics Web resources for war coverage

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Society of Professional Journalists

Includes the SPJ Code of Ethics, an online ethics discussion group, SPJ Ethics Committee contact information and links to other resources.

American Society of Newspaper Editors

Includes a letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld asking that he support open and independent news reporting. Includes ordering information for “The Newspaper Credibility Handbook” and other publications. Also includes links to codes of ethics of 40 different news organizations.

Radio-Television News Directors Association

Includes the RTNDA Code of Ethics, most recently amended in September 2000.

Reporters Without Borders

Includes a free download of the “Practical Guide,” which includes a code of ethics and guidelines for covering a conflict.

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies

Includes a listing of upcoming Poynter ethics seminars, as well as links to Poynter ethics fellows and the texts of recent articles, and links to additional resources.

The Journalists Toolbox

Includes a long list of ethics-related links, as well as other resources for journalists covering terrorism and related issues.

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Includes ordering information for books in the Oxford University Press Series in Practical and Professional Ethics and links to professional ethicists at academic institutions around the world.