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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.
    Out of compassion for the mother who just lost her son, you do not contact the her.
    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?

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

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

You got: Transparency

You value revealing all of the facts as much as you can. Just like Amanda, you make sure the audience knows how you went about making the decisions you did. You reveal all of your sources to ensure the public of any influence someone might have had on the story.

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You got: Integrity

You value character and doing the right thing in a way that’s honest and wholesome. Similar to Amanda, you have strong moral principles and you choose to stick with those positive values that make you who you are. You aren’t afraid to stand up for what you believe in because your character and principles are what make your reporting stick out.

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You got: Fairness

You make sure that the sources you interview are portrayed in your story without interpretation. Like Amanda, you remain faithful to the meaning of what the sources have said so the story will be portrayed in a truthful way. You don’t necessarily strive to create balanced stories, but you strive to seek the truth and report on the responses you get from a variety of different people.

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You got: Independence

You value the audience the most. Similar to Amanda, you take out all of your personal and professional interests and leave that bias out of your reporting. If there are conflicts of interest, you make sure you disclose those conflicts. You avoid getting involved with any political and outside activities that may damage your credibility.

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You got: Honesty

You value being genuine and candid with your audience. Just like Amanda, you don’t like to sensationalize or dramatize certain details in your story. You make sure you don’t lie, steal, or deceive in any way when reporting. You are nothing but truthful and you value being someone the audience can trust.

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You got: Respect

You make sure that you treat others with compassion and decency. Like Amanda, you make sure to listen to others and you aren’t quick to turn down opinions. You understand that people have differences in attitudes and culture. You look out for those who are especially vulnerable or in a bad place. You are also mindful of subjects’ privacy when reporting on a story.

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