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Communication and Mass Media: Mass Media & Political Communication

Speeches, Public Statements, and Other Media

Sources for Paper Ideas

Selected Web Sites of Interest

Codes of Ethics

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.

Red dot used as a bulletAccountable 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.
Red dot used as a bulletAmerican 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.
Red dot used as a bulletEthical 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.
Red dot used as a bulletInternational Association of Business Communicators Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators

Red dot used as a bulletSociety of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics

Codes of Ethics from Media Outlets

Red dot used as a bulletBBC Code of Conduct
Red dot used as a bulletCNN (Warner Media) Ethics and Compliance

Red dot used as a bulletColumbia Daily Tribune (USA Today Network)

Red dot used as a bulletKansas City Star Code of Ethics (McClatchy Newspapers)

Red dot used as a bulletNPR Ethics Handbook

Red dot used as a bulletNew York Times: Standards and Ethics

Red dot used as a bulletUSA Today Network Principles of Ethical Conduct For Newsrooms

Red dot used as a bulletWall Street Journal - Dow Jones Code of Ethics

Political Advertising

Photo & Video Journalism

Media & politics journals

Some journals that might be worth browsing: