As a member of the staff of the College Heights Herald and WKU Talisman, you are expected to follow a code of ethics that should be considered when making reporting decisions. Inevitably you will face situations where you have to make a decision and here are some resources to help you along.

Student Publications Ethics & Legal Guide

Read this to learn about how to handle many situations that will arise while working at the Herald and Talisman. When in doubt ask your editor or leader and get input from your colleagues.

Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics

Start here to see how the professional world handles ethical decision making.

More Resources:

Ethics in a nutshell (Center for Journalism Ethics)

Digital media ethics (Center for Journalism Ethics)

The New York Times ethic guide

Poynter’s ethics feed

Poynter’s ethics policy