The Charger Bulletin

Ethics Policy


Section 1: The Charger Bulletin operates under the foundational rights of freedom of the press as are expressed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. 

Section 2: The Charger Bulletin will abide by industry-standard ethics.

Section 3: The Charger Bulletin’s Code of Ethics will follow the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, unless otherwise modified by the Editor-in-Chief with the approval of the Executive and Editorial Staff.

Section 4: The Charger Bulletin will be accurate and fair. Journalists will be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information. Ethical journalism treats sources, subjects, colleagues and members of the public with respect. Charger Bulletin journalists take responsibility for their work and are ready to explain their decisions to the public.

Section 5: Journalistic standards will be enforced in accordance with the policy outlined above. Should a student violate this policy, the writer, its particular section editor and editorial staff will be held responsible in accordance with the University of New Haven Academic Integrity Policy.

Section 6: The Charger Bulletin will allow both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of New Haven to be writers and staff members. 

Section 7: All Charger Bulletin news outlets, including but not limited to Charger Bulletin News and Charger Bulletin Magazine, will abide by these same guidelines.

Questions and additional information about our code of ethics should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief at [email protected].

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