ethics

Link of the Week: Journalists’ Ethics AdviceLine

Normally in this space, I share a research link that I know, love, and use a lot. But this week, I’m offering a link I’ve never had to use, so far. Someday, I expect I will… but not too soon, I hope.

It’s the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists, sponsored by the Chicago Headline Club Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and Loyola University Chicago Center for Ethics and Social Justice.

Here’s how they describe the service on the website:

The Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists is a free service limited to professional journalists in need of guidance on reaching ethical decisions while covering the news.

The service puts users directly in touch with other journalists trained to help work through ethical dilemmas. Contact is made through the website only initially. Thereafter, it’s person to person. If you actually use or have used the service, let me know. I’m interested in how it works–and how well it works.