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Preamble

The mission of the Fourth Estate is to contribute to a healthy society by fostering, supporting, ...

Supplier Code of Conduct

The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation has been promoting social and environmental responsi...

Statement on Charitable Contributions

Our Giving The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation is committed to positively impacting the...

Financial Controls Policy

Why do we have this policy? The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation has this policy so that...

Whistleblower policy

Policy:The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation encourages employees, volunteers and others r...

The Paradox of Tradition and Transformation

I believe progress requires reconciling a paradox of tradition and transformation. Journalism is ...

For News Organizations Making Assigments in Dangerous Places

  Editors and news organizations recognize that local journalists and freelancers, including ...

Signatory Organizations

In conclusion, we, the undersigned, encourage all staff and freelance journalists and the news or...

For Journalists on Dangerous Assignments

  Before setting out on any assignment in a conflict zone or any dangerous environment, journ...

Introduction

Over the last several years, killings, imprisonments and abductions of journalists have reached h...

Accountability

Accountability is essential to the ethical practice of journalism and the maintenance of the publ...

Engagement

Engagement with the public ensures that journalism remains open, accessible, collaborative, and p...

Harm Minimization

Journalists must always remember that they are dealing with human lives. The potential for public...

Integrity

Integrity in journalism ensures that people and organizations uphold the values of journalism, al...

Impartiality

Impartiality means not being prejudiced towards or against any particular ideology, idea, or prec...

Independence

Independence from state control, business interests, market forces, or any other vested interest ...

Accuracy

Accuracy, moreso than exclusivity or timeliness, is the overriding value of journalism.  Ensure...

A Final Word on “Opinion”

All of the ethical standards outlined above relate to factual reporting, where it is important fo...

After the story

One of the key principles of journalism is to be accountable to the community you serve, and this...

Publishing/Broadcasting/Sharing a Story

Inevitably, when it comes time to write or record your work, decisions need to be made. Editing w...