Newsroom Code of Ethics

Post Register ethics

Post Register Code of Ethics

An adaptation of the 2006 Society of Professional Journalists standard code of ethics

Preamble:
We believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and a contributor to democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. We strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility. Working at the Post Register means sharing a dedication to ethical behavior and striving to follow this code and the connected standards of practice.

The Code

Seek Truth and Report It:
Journalists should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information

Minimize Harm:
Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect.

Act Independently:
Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public's right to know.

Be Accountable:
Journalists are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and each other.