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And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires and whether the competition is onto the story.
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As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness, the network world began breaking up.
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But reporters and editors remain divided on how large that zone of privacy should be and to whom it should apply.
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But the time has come for journalists to acknowledge that a zone of privacy does exist.
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By 1987 sex had formally and journalistically lost its off-limits status when Paul Taylor of the Washington Post asked presidential candidate Gary Hart if he'd ever committed adultery.
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During the 1930s, the press concealed President Roosevelt's infirmities from the public on grounds of patriotism and grounds that his paralysis was not affecting his presidency.
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For decades, the journalistic norm had been that the private lives of public officials remained private unless that life impinged on public performance.
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Given what the media have put the country through this past decade, it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the press has a code of ethics.
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In 1979, I was castigated for asking Senator Edward Kennedy on a CBS News documentary about the state of his marriage.
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In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history, a president gives up the bulk of his privacy.
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Journalists, who are skeptical to begin with, simply do not like to be lied to or made fools of.
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Most journalists now believe that a person's privacy zone gets smaller and smaller as the person becomes more and more powerful.
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No matter what name we give it or how we judge it, a candidate's character is central to political reporting because it is central to a citizen's decision in voting.
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Sexual behavior was also generally considered off limits.
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The ethics of editorial judgement, however, began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s and '80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations de-regulated the television industry.
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The media, therefore, have a major obligation - nay, a burden - to report on the character of our presidential candidates.
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The network upheaveal also meant the dumping of programs that did not pay their own way. The first to go were the documentaries, their subject matter too serious, their cost too dear for the audience they drew.
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The networks found themselves having to compete for an increasingly Balkanized audience.
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The relationship between press and politician - protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial - becomes sour, raw and confrontational.
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The Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, first adopted its code of ethics in 1926 and revised it most recently in 1996.
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The written tone and the spoken tone change and the reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government spreads to the readers and the viewers.
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They don't mind being flattered or pandered or coddled or stroked but they can't stand to be duped because it goes directly to their credibility which is most precious to a journalist.
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