Ethics

ACADEMIC HONESTY AND JOURNALISTIC ETHICS:
Students are required to abide by the University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

In addition, students are expected to abide by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. All student reporting and work produced in this class should be done for publication and must be able to hold up to criticism and legal challenge.

Plagiarism and fabrication are serious offenses. Do not use words, photos, or other kinds of content without proper attribution and copyright permission. This includes copying content from the Internet. Plagiarism also includes passing off another’s work as your own or giving your work to another student. Fabrication is deliberately inventing or altering information with the intent to deceive. Anyone caught plagiarizing or fabricating could receive an F for the course.

All assignments must be completed for this class only. Submitting work from another class, in part or in full, is considered academic dishonesty.

Students may only use third-party content (photos, music, graphics) in their course work if they obtain permission from the creator or it is licensed under Creative Commons.

Students are not allowed to use friends or relatives as sources for stories.

I regularly email students between classes with updates on assignments, grades, and responses to your work. Students a required to check your rowan.edu email throughout the week.

ACCOMMODATION POLICY:
Your academic success is important. If you have a documented disability that may have an impact upon your work in this class, please contact me at the beginning of the semester. Students must provide documentation of their disability to the Academic Success Center in order to receive official University services and accommodations. The Academic Success Center can be reached at 856-256-4234. The Center is located on the 3rd floor of Savitz Hall. The staff is available to answer questions regarding accommodations or assist you in your pursuit of accommodations.

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