Go to Confessional Booth to confess your Sins
Journalist Confession Form: 8 Easy Steps
1) Click on Confessional Booth Velvet Curtains to Enter*. Bless you for confessing. (*Make sure sound is on in your computer for complete experience.)

2) Carefully Review and Self-Reflect upon the Holy Practices of Journalistic Ethics (from the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics web page).

Tenets of Journalistic Faith (Click here to select from entire list)

3) Write in the box below as the Spirit moves you. My prayerful thoughts…

(Click on box to start your comments, Double click to turn off music)

4) Click to choose one of 3 Options for Penance:

Placed in ascending order of difficulty from A-C (C being the most ardent; the equivalent of wearing a hairshirt.) Feel the spirit inside you while considering your selection.

5) Note: In addition to choosing above whether or not to be anonymous or to Post; you may also choose to privately email your confession to yourself for your records or to others for anonymous or named source sharing. Send your editor a confession next time you commit the sin of misspelling.

Need Help? How to find email addresses
Click here to get an alternative e-mail account for further anonymity.

How to Find E-mail Addresses

Search the website or the corporate website.
  1. Certain online versions of print articles may contain a journalist's e-mail address.
  2. Certain websites may contain a biography or staff profile section that may include e-mail addresses.
  3. The Customer Service, About Us, or Frequently Asked Questions sections of a website may direct you to ways of obtaining e-mail addresses.
  4. The corporate websites may contain a staff directory that may list the e-mail addresses.
Searching a media directory
1. A research library may contain a media directory, such as Burrelle's, that will likely contain an e-mail address.
If the above methods are unsuccessful, you can attempt to call up the corporation and request the e-mail address.

Links to Online White Pages
Global e-mail, telephone and address:


Yahoo - people.yahoo.com
Any Who - www.anywho.com
Bigfoot - www.bigfoot.com
Who Where - www.whowhere.lycos.com
Peoplesearch - www.peoplesearch.com
There is also a meta e-mail address search engine: MESA - mesa.rrzn.uni-hannover.de
(Reference Page: How to find people's E-mail addresses - www.qucis.queensu.ca/FAQs/email/bigfinding.html)

6) I promise to visit the following links as part of my Penance:

Your Ethical Rosary Beads
After choosing Penance Sites: Click on each link to go to your selection

7) Forgive me, for I have sinned….

8) Click on Button on left to View your Confession as it will be seen by others. Click the Confess Button on right to Send your Confession.

Bless you for confessing today.

A.K.A. Society of Professional Journalists: Code of Ethics

Preamble

Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility. Members of the Society share a dedication to ethical behavior and adopt this code to declare the Society's principles and standards of practice.
(Click each box on left to select the Ethical Tenets that, if you had practiced, would have kept you among the faithful. Click "Submit" at bottom when your selections for atonement are finished).
Seek Truth and Report It
Journalists should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

Journalists should:

Minimize Harm
Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect.

Journalists should:

Act Independently
Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public's right to know.

Journalists should:

Be Accountable
Journalists are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and each other.

Journalists should:

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