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Journalism ethics and standards … Where The Hell Art Thou?

I read this on Wikipedia:

Journalism ethics and standards

Journalism ethics and standards comprise principles of ethics and of good practice as applicable to the specific challenges faced by journalists. Historically and currently, this subset of media ethics is widely known to journalists as their professional “code of ethics” or the “canons of journalism”. The basic codes and canons commonly appear in statements drafted by both professional journalism associations and individual print, broadcast, and online news organizations.

“Every news organization has only its credibility and reputation to rely on. ”
-Tony Burman, ex-editor-in-chief of CBC News.

While various existing codes have some differences, most share common elements including the principles of — truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness and public accountability — as these apply to the acquisition of newsworthy information and its subsequent dissemination to the public

Then I see something like this on Engadget …

BAD BAD amazon competing with our beloved Apple!! --iNgadget crew

… which makes me wonder they have visited Wikipedia lately?? Speaking of which, it seems they are needing money (Wikipedia, not Engadget – their income is secure thanks to uncle Steve). Now get your ass there and give them a few bucks!

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