Web Ethics Starter Kit
Newsroom ethics policies aren't built in a day, but these sites offer start-up resources and cut-and-paste goodies.
By Barb Palser
Barb Palser (firstname.lastname@example.org), AJR's new-media columnist, is vice president, account management, with Internet Broadcasting.
ASNE CODES OF ETHICS ###
Collected codes of ethics from local newspapers and national organizations including the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Associated Press.
INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The ICC has proposed standards for responsible marketing and advertising over the Internet covering disclosure of identity, respect for public discussion forums, privacy protection and advertising to children. It does not address standard advertisement size or placement.
ONLINE NEWS ASSOCIATION
Organized in March 1999; founding principles include promoting editorial integrity, independence, excellence, free speech and equal access.