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Last Update: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003

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Recent Additions to This Section
(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)

Poynter.org Ethics Tool
An ethics resource kit from Poynter?s Bob Steele. You must register as a Poynter user first.

AJR: Journalists Are Questioning News Embargos


API: Managing and Reporting a News Crisis
A page of tips with links off to stories and how they were handled. Great teaching tool.

National Coalition Against Censorship
"Free Expression After September 11th - An Online Index" site explores censorship in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

Ethics Updates
This site is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics.

MediaPeace.org
A Paris-based, United Nations-sponsored institute within the University for Peace, set up by the UN in Costa Rica in 1980. The site includes annotated research sites on issues related to the interactions between media, conflict, peace and security.

Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics and Ethics Resources

More SPJ Ethics Links

Ethics on Campus: Journalism and College Newspapers
A great collection of tips and issues from Hofstra University.

Online Journalism Review: "A Scorecard for Net News Ethics"

ASME New Media Ethics
The American Society of Magazine Editors' comprehensive guidelines for new media.

BoycottthePost.org
As the title suggests, this is a watchdog site for the Washington Post. Includes an online petition, articles and claims to red flag ethics violations.

Fairness and Accuracy in News Reporting

Harvard University: The Pluralism Project
A must-bookmark for anyone reporting on religion or ethics. Run by the Committee on the Study of Religion, this site offers current research, media resources, news stories and much, much more.

The Committee of Concerned Journalists
This is a group of reporters, editors, producers, publishers, owners and academics worried about the future of the profession, sponsors forums, etc.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

AJR: Journalists Are Questioning News Embargos

World Association for Christian Communications
A media watchdog organization from England that offers an alternative perspective than the mainstream media's view of values and religious issues. Has commentary on the coverage of the 9-11 tragedies.

Indiana University Index of Journalism Ethics Cases

Journal of Mass Media Ethics

Yahoo!'s Links to Ethics
A handy collection of resources.

Accuracy in Media

Faking Images in Photojournalism
A student project with some great links.

Photojournalism Ethics Timeless Issues
A paper from Paul Martin Lester, Ph.D. at Cal State Fullerton.

Dalhousie University: Media Ethics
An interesting collection of resources from a philosophy department.

Poynter.org: Controversy Over NPPA Prize Photo
The image shows a woman being sexually assaulted during the violent culmination of Mardi Gras in Seattle last year. More discussion about the photo on the National Press Photographers Association site.

College Media Advisers Code of Ethical Behavior
Guidelines and a discussion among several college media advisers on the issue of prior review of student journalism.

Global Directory of Journalism Codes
Presswise.org's site has one-stop shopping for ethics sites.

Journalism Ethics Directory
A small directory from San Francisco State University.

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Media Ethics Directory
About a dozen links to various organizations.

Journalism Education Association's Press Rights Web Site

Pew Center

RTNDA Code of Ethics

Broadcast Education Association Ethics Links

Poynter.org: Journalism Ethics Pet Peeves
A great two-part discussion from Bob Steele.

When Disturbing Photos Run
A baby is found murdered. Students examine the decision-making process and the aftermath of the way the Detroit Free Press covered the story, focusing on its use of graphic photos.

Codes of Ethics in Asian Countries

MediaLaw.com's Ethics Page

College Media Advisors Code of Ethical Behavior
Guidelines and a discussion among several college media advisers on the issue of prior review of student journalism.

The Journalism Education Association Curriculum Page
Includes the News Writer's Handbook for student publications as well as teaching the basics in the classroom. The site also includes tips on how student journalists should cover tragedies.

Guide to Taping Conversations in All 50 States
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media
A tips and ideas sheet from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School. Designed to help journalists cover suicide responsibly.

Using Hidden Cameras
From RTNDF.

The Privacy Paradox Online
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

American Journalism Review: Archive of the Chiquita Case
We can all learn from the Cincinnati Enquirer's gaffe. Note: The site is being redesigned and should be up soon.

Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: Journalism Ethics
Does a reporter have a responsibility to stop bad things from happening? Kurtz raises this question about a USA Today reporter who interviewed a Palestinian woman who's planning a suicide bombing.

Slate's Scott Shuger: Journalism Ethics
Shuger weighs in on the USA Today-Palestinian suicide bomber issue.

Civic Practices Network

Media Watchdog

Ethics and Public Policy Center
A Washington think-tank that puts together seminars and studies.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

Journalism Ethics and Confidential Sources
A good discussion from the Australian Journalism Review.

Online Journalism Ethics
Ethics for cyberjournaists from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Journalism Ethics and New Media

Journalism Ethics at College Newspapers
A great site by Francis Frizzo at Hofstra University.

Campus Weblines: Journalism Ethics
A short primer from the New York Times on the Web.

Poynter.org's Media Ethics Resource File

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
The online companion to the PBS series Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, hosted by Bob Abernethy.

Dartmouth's Ethics Institute

Poynter.org: Media and Medicine Ethics

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Libel Defense Resource Center

European Journalism Codes of Ethics

Center for Public Integrity: Watchdogs on Short Leashes
An interesting December 2001 study on how many state legislatures have ethical oversights.

Ethics In Technology
A journal that touches on a wide range of issues, from media to hacker to medical ethics.

DigitalCustom: Model Ethics Guidelines
Basic ethics tips for news, travel and nature editors.

The File Room Censorship Archive
A project that proposes to address censorship, providing for discussing and coming to terms with cultural censorship. The site provides an archive of cases, an area for submitting cases, a discussion area and a bibliography and anti-censorship area.

RTNDA Code of Ethics

Broadcast Education Association Ethics Links

Codes of Ethics in Asian Countries

MediaLaw.com's Ethics Page

Civic Practices Network

Media Watchdog

Ethics and Public Policy Center
A Washington think-tank that puts together seminars and studies.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

Journalism Ethics and Confidential Sources
A good discussion from the Australian Journalism Review.

Online Journalism Ethics
Ethics for cyberjournaists from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Journalism Ethics and New Media

Journalism Ethics at College Newspapers
A great site by Francis Frizzo at Hofstra University.

Campus Weblines: Journalism Ethics
A short primer from the New York Times on the Web.

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
The online companion to the PBS series Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, hosted by Bob Abernethy.

Dartmouth's Ethics Institute

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Libel Defense Resource Center

European Journalism Codes of Ethics

COPYRIGHT ISSUES

U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright: What's New

Stanford University Copyright and Fair Use

The Copyright Web Site

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Copyright Search

Copyright Defense
Copyright resources and news updates from the Professional Photographers of America.

Copyright Attorney's List

University of Delaware: Guide to Internet Resources

Plagiarism.org
This site says about 30 percent of all students plagiarize on every term paper turned in.

Turnitin.com
A state-by-state breakdown of cybercheating, based on papers tested through Plagiarism.org's Turnitin.com program.

Ethics In Technology
A journal that touches on a wide range of issues, from media to hacker to medical ethics.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The official government site has a myriad of resources.

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