DMF: Few will deny we now live an age of fake news and media propaganda. I recently asked a friend who worked as a journalist before pursuing a career in advertising if there was a Hippocratic type oath or a code of ethics for journalist. They told me there was indeed an ethical code or “canons of journalism” adopted by the Society of Professional Journalist in 1922. They sent me a PDF of this “Journalist Canon” as well as an additional PDF of the “Editors Code of Ethics“. I spent an evening reading through what I can only believe are principles intentionally being ignored by today’s journalist. Here is a sample of what I found. I’ll let you decide as to how far we have drifted away from what was a once respected profession. MORE
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