The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization. Its mission is to encourage the free practice of journalism and to stimulate high standards of ethical behavior while promoting the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry.
SPJ believes it is the role of print, broadcast and online journalists to provide information that is accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable in order to ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality for all citizens.
Americans are barraged by thousands of news stories from dozens of media sources every day. It gets confusing, doesn't it? How do we separate the truth from deliberate propaganda? Maybe a review of the code of ethics from the Society of Professional Journalists will help us navigate through the flak.