REGARDING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
- All coverage of controversial issues should occur upon a timely subject.
- All sides of the issue should be presented and reviewed so as to refrain from any bias, with exception of opinions.
- In news, all sides of a school, community, city, state, national, or international political issue should be presented factually so as to inform rather than promote or endorse.
- The media should not publish material that is unnecessarily obscene, libelous, unwarranted invasive of privacy.
- The media should not attack
- If question on the veracity of publication persists, the issue should be brought to the editorial board who must consider the following questions before publication of the piece:
- Why is it a concern?
- What is it’s journalistic purpose?
- Is the information accurate and complete?
- Are any important POV omitted?
- How would we feel if the story was about ourselves or someone we know?
- What are the consequences’ of the publication?
- Is there a logical explanation to anyone who challenges issue?
- Is it worth risking our credibility?
- What are the alternatives?
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