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Which One Of Amanda's Journalistic Code Of Ethics Do You Follow The Most?

Calling all journalists! Find out which of my own personal code of ethics you value when reporting. Do you value transparency, integrity, fairness, independence, honesty, or respect the most?

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  1. You are reporting on a story about a mother who just lost her eighteen-year-old son in a car accident. Amanda would follow the Judeo-Christian route and not ask the mother for an interview out of respect for her loss. What would you do?

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    You value the audience the most, so you ask the mother nicely if she would be willing to speak with you.
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    Out of compassion for the mother who just lost her son, you do not contact the her.
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    You don't ask the mother for an interview, but you do reveal to your audience why you made this decision.
  2. There is a shooting at a university and the shooter filmed himself killing three students. Amanda would choose to not air the video because she values the families of the students who were killed. Would you choose to air the video?

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    You choose to air the video because you aim to reveal all of the facts in your reporting. You don’t like hiding things and you want to ensure the public knows the truth.
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    You understand that the victims’ families and friends would not like the whole world to see the video. Therefore, you choose not to air it out of respect for them.
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    You value your character and therefore choose not to air the video because you feel it is very personal and emotional for many people. You aren’t afraid to stick up for what you believe in.
  3. You are covering a fire that just burned down a restaurant. A witness says a firefighter told him someone has died. Amanda would wait to publish this until she confirms it herself with local authorities. What would you do?

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    You value your character and choose not to report on it because you haven't confirmed it with local authorities.
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    You choose to say that the witness heard from a firefighter that someone has died. However, you are candid with your audience and mention that the firefighter reportedly told the witness, not you.
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    You choose not to report on what the witness has said to you because you want to make sure all sources are heard from before reporting on something you've only heard from one source.
  4. You get a tip from an anonymous source saying a politician is in critical condition in the ICU. Amanda wouldn’t publish this story because she values accuracy. What would you do?

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    You don’t report on the story until you’ve heard it from multiple sources because you strive to seek truth and report it.
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    You choose not to air the story because you value your audience the most and although you may personally want to be the first to air a story, you take out those personal interests you may have.
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    As someone who wants to be valued by your audience, you report on the story but say that you received this tip from an anonymous source. You report what you’ve heard, but you disclose all of the information you’ve received.
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