One of the ways in which a news source demonstrates its authenticity and responsibility to its readers is through a publicly accessible code of ethics or standards. A sample of various codes, mission statements and ethics handbooks are listed below.
Accountable Journalism - The world’s largest collection of ethical codes of conduct and press organisations. The site is meant to be a resource, which explains global press ethics and regulation systems, and provides advice on ethical reporting and dealing with hate speech.
American Society of News Editors: Codes of Ethics - A comprehensive list of codes of ethics from 47 different news outlets and professional organizations dedicated to journalism.
Ethical Journalism Network - A UK organization that shares the conviction that the principles of ethical journalism are universal and a precious resource that builds respect for democracy and human rights.
International Association of Business Communicators Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators
Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics
Codes of Ethics from Media Outlets
BBC Code of Conduct
CNN (Warner Media) Ethics and Compliance
Columbia Daily Tribune (USA Today Network)
Kansas City Star Code of Ethics (McClatchy Newspapers)
NPR Ethics Handbook
New York Times: Standards and Ethics
USA Today Network Principles of Ethical Conduct For Newsrooms
Wall Street Journal - Dow Jones Code of Ethics