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Fake News Workshop (sponsored by: CIN! & Chabot Library): Who's Behind the Information?

Spring 2018


"Understanding where information comes from and who's responsible for it are essential in making judgments of credibility."

(source: Stanford History Education Group)

Journalists' Code of Ethics

Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.”

Principles of Ethical Journalism

The Society declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media.

  • seek the truth and report it
  • minimize harm
  • act independently
  • be accountable and transparent