The CAJ has this week released a proposed Principles for Ethical Journalism document and more detailed Ethics Guidelines, based on a three-person panel's recommendations to the association's ethics committee. It has asked for public input on the proposal.
It has created a particular series of guidelines for digital journalism, but like other organizations, the CAJ isn't seeking any differentiation on standards for digital work. Rather, it is striving for practices that reflect well on the individual and craft.
Among other things it identifies the need for accuracy, credibility and fairness to be pursued no matter if there is a need for speed. It advises efforts to make sure outside links are credible. It recommends no unpublishing of accurate content and clear corrections of inaccurate content.
The proposal will be discussed at the association's convention later this month.