SPJ Ethical Committee details specific journalistic ethical violations

The SPJ National Ethical Committee, in an effort to help journalists follow journalistic ethical guidelines, has publicized specific accounts of journalists overstepping ethical guidelines laid out by the SPJ.
The article gives several examples from journalistic establishments such as MSNBC.com, Los Angeles Times, MarketWatch and other TV and newspaper news sources in many different cities.
The article provides stories involving journalists taking money from advertisers and the federal government to produce work aligned with their interest.
The article also talks about TV shows such as NBC’s “How to Catch a Predator” and the ethical boundaries that they hover close to. The article also talks about the ethical issue of altering photos, and draws from the Virginia Tech shooting as an example.

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