journalism ethics http://michiganradio.org en An effort to give more bloggers journalistic ethics http://michiganradio.org/post/effort-give-more-bloggers-journalistic-ethics <p></p><p>Doctors and lawyers can’t practice medicine without a license, and plumbers and electricians have to be certified.</p><p>But anyone can call themselves a journalist. There are no rules, licensing or regulations, and anyone who understands the First Amendment to the Constitution knows it has to be that way.</p><p>Journalists are free to write and publish, thanks to the First Amendment, which says that Congress shall make no law “abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.“ In other words, nobody can legally define who is a journalist or who can call themselves one.</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:36:36 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 14433 at http://michiganradio.org An effort to give more bloggers journalistic ethics When journalism ethics involve the whole family... http://michiganradio.org/post/when-journalism-ethics-involve-whole-family <p>Being married to someone in the news business isn&rsquo;t easy. Our spouses deal with our long hours and travel, our preoccupation with news when we&rsquo;re at home, unexpected interruptions on holidays and weekends, and our refusal to accept those free family tickets offered by the nearby theme park.</p><p>Lots of families have to deal with long hours and work that follows you home, but that theme park ticket example separates journalists from many other professions. We have an ethics code to follow.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 16:49:40 +0000 Vincent Duffy 7322 at http://michiganradio.org When journalism ethics involve the whole family...