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April 3rd, 2015 • Quill Archives, Ethics Toolbox
Ethics Toolbox

As a car show was getting underway in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2009, one of the cars turning into the parking lot burst into flames after it was hit from behind by another vehicle. Trapped inside, the car’s only occupant — a 64-year-old man — died.


February 3rd, 2015 • Quill Archives, Ethics Toolbox
Ethics Toolbox

He is one of the people in modern history most quoted by journalists. He knows everything, but goes by many names. Some call him an official. Some call him a source close to the matter. Others just call him anonymous. After years of work, many say he should be forced into retirement.


December 9th, 2014 • Quill Archives, Ethics Toolbox
Ethics Toolbox

My peers in middle school often sent letters asking for autographs to famous athletes. I, on the other hand, wrote letters to Walter Cronkite. My father spent many hours during my childhood explaining to me the role the “most trusted man in American” played in the latter half of the 20th Century.


October 22nd, 2014 • Quill Archives, Ethics Toolbox
Ethics Toolbox

With an overwhelming chorus of “ayes” in September, delegates of the Society of Professional Journalists ushered in a new era of journalism ethics. After a year of work and debate, approved revisions to the SPJ Code of Ethics for the first time in 18 years.