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ETHICS AND VERIFICATION
Ethics codes, social media verification, fact-checking
Investigative journalism resources and organizations, public records research tips and websites
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Radio, photojournalism and videography, multimedia examples
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Ethics and Verification
ETHICS CODES, SOCIAL MEDIA VERIFICATION, FACT-CHECKING
Codes of Ethics
Provided by the Chicago Headline Club chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and Medill Northwestern. Call or email with your question.
This is sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Ethics Committee. Call and leave a message, and SPJ promises to get back to you soon.
The center studies misinformation and disinformation, informing citizens through research, video and other methods. It's housed at the University of Washington, and contributors come from multiple disciplines.
A nonprofit organization founded to try to “reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics,” FactCheck keeps an eye on the factual accuracy of major political candidates in their ads, speeches and debates (a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania).
Social Media Verification
This site from Amnesty International provides a step-by-step guide for verifying YouTube videos.