“The Fox Nation is committed to the core principles of tolerance, open debate, civil discourse, and fair and balanced coverage of the news.” After reading the mission statement of Fox News, it would be easy to assume that the news organization is extremely devoted to ethics of journalism. However, Fox News has endured widespread criticism due to their negligence of The Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. The code is widely recognized as the main principles that journalists should follow, and states that journalists should “Seek Truth and Report It,” “Minimize Harm,” “Act Independently,” and “Be accountable.”
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Note: This assignment was completed for my Journalism 439: Ethics and the News Media class.