Our Build Your Own Ethics Code project is designed to help news organizations, educators, small startups and individual bloggers create codes of ethics that reflect journalism practices in the digital age.

We recognize that no single ethics code can reflect the needs of everyone in our widely varied profession.

With that in mind, this project lays out the fundamentals that we believe should apply to all journalists (e.g. tell the truth, don’t plagiarize, promptly correct errors), and then offer a set of specific “building blocks” that let journalists customize the remainder of the ethics code to suit their specific needs.

Build Your Code