Leaks: How do codes of ethics address them?

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 17 (2):155 – 173 (2002)
In this article I analyze how journalistic codes of ethics in the United States wrestle with the matter of leaks. After assessing how leaks-particularly from government sources-can compromise journalistic independence, I discuss strengths and weakness of ethics codes. Four research questions are explored via a systematic analysis of 47 codes. Although leaks are never explicitly addressed in these codes, the treatment of confidential sources and the need to maintain journalistic independence are addressed.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327728JMME1702_05
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