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MDDC Code of Ethics

Members of the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association subscribe to the following code of ethics:

  • Seek the truth and report it.
  • Minimize harm. Treat sources, subjects, colleagues and members of the public with respect.
  • Act independently. The primary obligation of ethical journalism is to serve the public.
  • Be accountable and transparent. Reporters must take responsibility for the accuracy of their work and respond quickly to questions about accuracy, clarity and fairness.

MDDC's Code of Ethics is based on the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.

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