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Code of Ethics in Politics

Conduct an Internet search of media codes and examine the codes of ethics of at least two media organizations such as the American Association of Political Consultants, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, or another relevant organization.

•What codes of ethics might guide political advertising?
•Why do you believe the codes are necessary for political advertising?

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Code of Ethics in Politics
Conduct an Internet search of media codes and examine the codes of ethics of at least two media organizations such as the American Association of Political Consultants, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, or another relevant organization.
•What codes of ethics might guide political advertising?
•Why do you believe the codes are necessary for political advertising?

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In journalism, independence and honesty are the top two guiding principles, but they can be or seem in conflict with the practice of political advertising. Honesty is important because without it the primary mission of journalism, that of informing the public, would be impossible to accomplish. Independence is tied to honesty and is important because without it a journalist's intentions can be corrupted making honesty impossible. ...

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This solution provides a discussion of the necessity of a Code of Ethics in Politics with regards to political advertising.

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