Online journalism brings the evolution of ethics

For years journalists followed a strict code of ethics applying to print journalism. With more and more news being published online the code of ethics needs to be change along with the news industry, according to Robert Niles of the Online Journalism Review. If journalists are not willing to adapt their thinking to the ever changing industry, then there will be even an even smaller pool of readers and advertisers supporting journalists.
Niles writes:

I’m not suggesting that journalists should change their core beliefs about this field when they switch media. The central tenet of journalism ethics (in my opinion) remains: Do what’s best to empower your readers with truthful information. Everything we do ought to flow from that goal.

He discusses three widely accepted tenets of journalism and his proposed changes to these tenets.

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