Media and technical change like digitalisation, global political and economic change put pressure on journalism and media plus their work ethics. This doctoral seminar paper aims at identifying challenges in codes of conducts regarding (online) science journalism. It examines media accountability and science journalism, journalism ethics, and codes of conduct as professional tools of media accountability. The following case study analyses two professional Codes of Conduct (CoCs) and the guidance they provide to cope with these challenges.

Bräutigam, Yvonne (2016), Reporting Science in the Digital World – Are Codes of Conducts Missing Something?, in: Peter Parycek, Noella Edelmann Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems, S.129-138. Download

Keywords

Science Journalism, Accountability, Codes of Conduct, Media Change