But as we all enter this, we all must remember that journalism ethics doesn’t go out the window when we hit “record.”
Melissa Worden offers these words of advice.
For most of us, they go without saying, but they’re always worth repeating and reading again.
Mindy McAdams offers more helpful guidance her eight rules of audio ethics
"The cardinal rule is the same as in written journalism, when you write quotes into a story: Never change the meaning of what the person said. Never misrepresent what the interview subject meant."
While these examples talk about photographers, as more reporters are asked to gather audio, video and pictures for slide shows, we need to keep this firmly in mind, too.
And of course, all of this is covered in the SPJ Code of Ethics.
Print it out and tape it to your terminal.