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ETHICS AND VERIFICATION

Ethics codes, social media verification, fact-checking

 

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Investigative journalism resources and organizations, public records research tips and websites

 

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Research institutes and nonprofits with free resources and tutorials

 

LEGAL HELP

Copyright, fair use, libel, privacy, public domain and reporter's privilege

 

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Resources
Ethics and Verification
 

ETHICS CODES, SOCIAL MEDIA VERIFICATION, FACT-CHECKING

 

Ethics and Verification

 

Codes of Ethics

 

Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics

 

National Press Photographers Association Code of Ethics

 

National Public Radio’s Ethics Handbook

 

The New York Times ethics policy

 

 
Ethics Advice

 

Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists

 

Provided by the Chicago Headline Club chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and Medill Northwestern.  Call or email with your question.

 

Ethics Hotline

 

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.

 

 

Correcting mis/disinformation

 

Center for an Informed Public

 

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. 

 

FactCheck.org

 

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

 

Citizen Evidence Lab

 

This site from Amnesty International provides a step-by-step guide for verifying YouTube videos.