Steve Buttry calls for more actionable advice for journalists in a robust post which surveys the ongoing conversation around ethics in journalism.
In a follow-up post, he published a response from AP’s Tom Kent, who will be working with ONA on a new ethics initiative.
We’re talking about creating a set of “building blocks” that would let any journalistic organization (or individual blogger) create an ethics code that is thorough and transparent, while reflecting how that organization or blogger sees journalism…
We hope these building blocks will define some of the questions a news organization needs to ask. And if we can attract enough interest, we hope to offer “factors to consider”: short essays, with examples, on the various sides of each question to help people decide what values feel right to them.
Read more about ONA’s new ethics initiative in Kent’s full response to Buttry.