Building Quality and Trust in News
Welcome to the Ethical Journalism Network – an alliance of reporters, editors and publishers aiming to strengthen journalism around the world.
We work to build trust in news media through training, education and research because we believe that fact-based communications delivered by well-trained and ethical media professionals is essential to help people better understand the world around them.
Journalism everywhere is under attack. In the face of unscrupulous politics, the scourge of fake news and online hate, and the self-serving spin of public relations, we believe everyone who is committed to truth, honesty and decency in the news should stand up for ethics and for the future of journalism.
Journalism makes a positive difference to people’s lives. It promotes understanding of complex events. It brings people together. It opens the door to dialogue and peace-building. Through quality journalism people get the facts and information they can trust.
EJN Weekly Bulletin
The Ethical Journalism Network weekly newsletter has the latest on media ethics and the EJN’s activities.
Ethical Journalism Book Reviews
Inside Ethics Journalism Blog
Analysis and comment on media ethics and ethical journalism.
The Ethical Journalism Network aims to strengthen the craft of journalism and to promote for the public benefit high ethical standards in journalism, based on principles of truth and accuracy, independence, fairness and impartiality, humanity and accountability by the provision of education and training of journalists and the publication of useful research.
Recent EJN Activities
- Ethical standards and self-censorship
Gdansk, Poland | Free European Media Conference | 15th February, 2018
- Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in SEE
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Council of Europe | 25th January, 2018
- Negotiations techniques and recruitment strategies for the media industry
Podgorica, Montenegro | EFJ Labour Rights Expert Group | 22nd January, 2018
What the Ethical Journalism Network does
The Accountable Journalism website is a searchable database of the world’s regulatory bodies, Press Councils and journalism Codes of Ethics. Run by the EJN and The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, the website also brings together the best resources on media ethics and ethical journalism.