Pat Thornton has written a blog post explaining an idea he advanced at the ONA conference last month: an online ethics seal.
The idea is very simple â€” Â to form a series of ethics seals that Web sites, blogs and news organizations could embed on their Web sites. I want these seals to be in the same vein as the Creative Commons.
Right now there are five seal categories:Â
- Objectivity/advocacy/opinion journalism or opinion
- Copy editing/fact checking (does a second person fact check?)
- Conflicts of Interests