Journalism Ethics

Question; The Australian Journalists Association Code of Ethics lists 12 ethical rules for journalists. Summarize any 5 of those 12 rules.

  • Do not place unnecessary basis on race, culture, class, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation etc.
  • Do not plagiarize
  • When presenting audio and visual, be sure that they are accurate, any manipulated audio or visual should be discarded
  • Do not allow personal bias to impact the accuracy or fairness of others
  • Do not allow advertising or other commercial considerations to undermine accuracy and fairness


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