Blog Policy

Blogger Code of Ethics

I acknowledge and accept my personal responsibility to maintain the integrity of my blog. With this section I pledge that all of my posts will be ethical, true, and professional.

The following guidelines are paramount and further outlined in the  NPR ethics handbook for social media: accuracy, fairness, completeness, honesty, independence, impartiality, transparency, accountability, respect and excellence.

Responsible bloggers have an ethical obligation to their readers. This code of ethics came from Blogging: Bubble Or Big Deal? When And How Businesses Should Use Blogs, by Charlene Li. Original Source: Forrester Best Practice report.

I will tell the truth.
I will write deliberately and with accuracy.
I will acknowledge and correct mistakes promptly.
I will preserve the original post, using notations to show where I have made changes so as to maintain the integrity of my publishing.
I will never delete a post.
I will not delete comments unless they are spam, off-topic, contain personal attacks or hate speech. All comments are moderated.
I will reply to emails and comments when appropriate, and do so promptly.
I will strive for high quality with every post – including basic spellchecking.
I will stay on topic.
I will disagree with other opinions respectfully.
I will link to online references and original source materials directly.
I will disclose conflicts of interest.
I will keep private issues and topics private.

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