So far out of all the readings I feel this chapter is one of the most important sections we can read and understand as student journalists. From my experiences, journalists are here to inform not to lie as described in the situation at the beginning of Chapter 6. As a student journalist I feel I have used my news gathering skills to inform a campus of real facts. In any situation as a reporter there is no need to lie, the facts should always speak for themselves in any kind of story.

Source: Principles of American Journalism Ch6 Codes of Ethics

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  1. I like how you said, “facts should always speak for themselves in any kind of story.” Articles despite the seriousness of their topic should remain truthful and unbiased. An article about a local puppy fair and an abortion rally should have the same level of honesty and only allow the facts and quotes from real and varied attendees to sway readers.