Ethics: The High Price of Ethics - The Digital Journalist

heads up: this is a pretty old post, it may be outdated.

All professionals have at least four loyalties. First, we have a loyalty to ourselves as human beings and as moral agents. We have personal needs as well as a moral compass that tells us what are the right things and the wrong things to do as human beings. Second, we have a loyalty to our employers. In return for a paycheck, employers have the right to expect us to be loyal to their business practices. Third, journalists have a loyalty to other journalists. When one journalist violates professional standards and practices, other journalists are painted with the same brush. Finally, we have an obligation to society to act in ways that promote the common good. Ethics: The High Price of Ethics - The Digital JournalistIt's really good to know that there are still some higher-ups in the journalism business that still care about these four things. A sincere thank you, and a salute to you Glen Mabie. Cheers.