Hot off the presses: Get your new code!

If you haven’t already heard, the Society of Professional Journalists passed a new Code of Ethics for the first time since 1996 on Sept. 6 at Excellence in Journalism 2014. To celebrate updating the code, and to spread the practice of using ethics in everyday journalistic work, SPJ wants its members to have a copy of the new code.

Here are the three ways you can get your own copy:

  • You can download two sizes of the printable copy here,8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17, and print it on your own, along with the two-sided bookmark.
  • You can log on to SPJ’s J-Mart and buy a blown-up 23 x 35 poster of the Code of Ethics for your newsroom, classroom or organization.
  • You can email Communications Coordinator Taylor Carlier at and request an 11 x 17 poster and/or Code of Ethics two-sided bookmarks for your organization. Please put the address you want the items sent to and how many of each you would like. Mailing of these posters and bookmarks will begin in mid-October.

Whichever way you choose to get your copy of the Code of Ethics is fine with us. Just take this opportunity to get a copy, take the time to read it, refer back to it frequently and continue to uphold the high journalistic standards the Code of Ethics has been helping journalists achieve for 88 years.