Part 1 – News
Accuracy in Media
An organization “for fairness, balance and accuracy in news reporting”; this group is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques inaccurate or biased news stories and attempts to establish accuracy on important issues that have received slanted coverage.
Alternative news source. Looks at the news from a new and fresh perspective.
American Journalism Review Online
Includes news and columns from American Journalism Review magazine.
A non-profit news organization dedicated to reporting news from all over the globe.
Reporter’s Recording Code
This source features a state-by-state guide to laws governing recording conversations over the telephone, using hidden cameras, and the publication of illegal tapes.
Center for Democracy & Technology
This site covers issues of child online protection, spamming, and free speech.
Center for International Media Ethics
A non-profit agency that provides training, discussion and expertise in the ethics for journalists.
Columbia Journalism Review Online
Founded in 1961 by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, The Columbia Journalism Review holds itself out as a watchdog of the press in all its forms. It examines day-to-day press performance as well as larger historical, economic, political and social forces affecting the collection and reporting of news. The site includes a number of helpful areas with additional links, for example, “Journalism Tools”, Media Finder, News about News, and Recommended Resources.
Comments on the Unabomber’s Manifesto
Comments and analysis of the infamous manifesto, including a biography of the Unabomber and links to the full text of the manifesto and a psychiatric report conducted on him before his trial.
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East.
American Press Institute presents The Journalist’s Toolbox and includes articles and links to ethics topics.
Ethics Guide for Public Radio Journalism
This guide provides an overview of some of the most important ethical issues that face public radio, as identified by public radio journalists. It offers principles and standards for ethical practice, in keeping with public radio’s commitment to the highest standards of journalism.
Ethics in Journalism
The ethics section of the Society of Professional Journalists website.
Ethics in Public Broadcasting
Public broadcasters are probably far from the worst violators of ethical codes in media, but they face stressful temptations. Questions arose in both gray and black-and-white situations reported in these Current articles.
FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy in News Reporting
This is a national media watch group that offers well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship and advocates for greater diversity in the press.
First Amendment Center
Comprehensive site on issues of freedom of speech.
First Amendment Handbook
The Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press posted this handbook on their website.
Free Speech Updates
Website to accompany Tedford and Herbeck’s Text, Freedom of Speech in the United States . It contains an updated list of court cases relevant to free speech issues.
Global Journalism Ethics
The topic page of the Freedom Forum. The World Press Institute (WPI) and the media ethics division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) have teamed up to provide this forum for discussion of vital ethical issues affecting journalists all over the world.
Journalism Ethics Cases Online
These ethics cases come from the Indiana University School of Journalism.
A web site devoted to providing educators with journalism resources. It contains a section on ethics as well as skills, issues, and industry information.
LA Times Ethics Guidelines
Statement from the LA Times outlining the newspaper’s ethical guidelines that govern choices of content, sources, editing, and several other ethical dilemmas in news reporting.
Newspaper Association for America
A non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping newspapers in policy and growth. It features trends and resources on the newspaper industry.
ONO: Organization of News Ombudsmen
Organization of media watchdogs. Site has a lot of information on different controversies in the media and the ethical solutions.
Online Journalism Review
This site includes articles on making the Web an equal partner– New York Timesand its online presence and online news from the Democratic National Convention.
Pew Center for Civic Journalism
The Pew Center is an incubator for civic journalism experiments that enable news organizations to create and refine better ways of reporting the news to re-engage people in public life.
Poynter Institute on Reporting on Religion and Staying Ethical
From Poynter about reporting on religion and staying ethical.
Radio Television Digital News Association
Ethical guidelines for electronic journalists.
Standards for Education Reporters
National Education Writers Association voluntary guidelines.
Washington News Council
“An independent, nonprofit, statewide organization whose members share a common belief that fair, accurate and balanced news media are vital to our democracy.”