The New Ethics of Journalism

Featuring a new code of ethics for journalists and essays by 14 journalism thought leaders and practitioners, it examines the new pressures brought to bear on journalism by technology and changing audience habits.

Principles for the 21st Century
Co-edited with Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute

The New Ethics of Journalism updates Poynter’s historic statement on ethics for a new era. Different than the concepts Tom articulated with Bill Kovach in Elements of JournalismNew Ethics features essays from some of the digital age’s most provocative and important thinkers and distills their ideas into four concepts meant to be encompassing, not limiting, about journalism in an time when anyone may contributed.


“This is an essential book about a profoundly important subject published at a critical time. The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century focuses intensely on the role that journalism plays in our society, a role that remains urgent and unique even as so much changes in the profession and in the business of journalism, as well as in our global society.”

— Bob Steele, Distinguished Professor of Journalism Ethics at DePauw University and Director of The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics