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I agree to support and uphold Watchdog City's mission for journalists which asks journalists to aspire:
  • To Seek Truth and the Public Good
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I agree that I will not steal the work of others by plagiarism, I will not lie, and I will not deal falsely with my audience or the subjects of my reporting. As described more fully, I swear to (or affirm) to uphold the Watchdog City Journalists Code of Ethics below:
In upholding the Watchdog City Journalists Code of Ethics above, I pledge to avoid conflicts of interest, refuse gifts, favors, fees, free travel and special treatment, and shun secondary employment, political involvement, public office and service in community organizations if they compromise journalistic integrity.

To the extent I am not able to avoid secondary employment outside journalism, I pledge to disclose any conflicts to my audience as part of story descriptions and on my online biography. I also agree to disclose current employment and employment for the past 10 years as part of my Watchdog City online resume.

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