Because of technological advances anyone with a computer and willingness to communicate news can claim themselves journalists. Professional code allows us to distinguish between a journalist and an ethical journalist, writes Karen L. Slattery. The new study compares the new version of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics with its 1996 version.
Study draws on the method of textual analysis to examine the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code for changes that reflect responses to pressures the field faces.
Article is published by Journal of Media Ethics and it can be found here.
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