Accountability

Regardless of the situation or piece, all journalists need to be accountable for their work. They are responsible to their readers, viewers, listeners, and each other. There are several things writers can do in order to ensure they are holding themselves to this code to the fullest. Firstly, they not only need to admit their mistakes, but they should correct them in a prompt manner. Journalists can also explain and describe different news coverage, inviting dialogue with the public and encouraging them to voice their criticisms. They can live by the exact same principles that they hold others to and expose any unethical practices they witness or hear of.

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