The Code of Editorial Integrity for Local Public Media Organizations

“Trust is the most important asset public broadcasting carries forward into its evolving public media future. Audiences rely on our information and perspectives as they make decisions in their public and personal lives. The public consistently says public television and public radio are their most trusted sources among many media choices.”

The words above introduce an important resource for local news stations like yours. The Code of Editorial Integrity for Local Public Media Organizations was developed through discussions, debates, and consultations involving hundreds of executives and senior staff of public broadcasting organizations, faculty from schools of journalism, and advisers in the areas of philanthropy, community engagement, new media, and best practices for nonprofit organizations.

You are encouraged to adopt the code and make it your own.