Professional code of conduct for Centurion reporters
Plagiarism and/or fabrication are the two worst things you can do as a journalist. Students who plagiarize and/or fabricate information in news stories will be referred to the college administration for academic misconduct disciplinary procedures.
Always clearly identify yourself as a Centurion reporter whenever you're on the job.
Always make it clear to people you're interviewing that you're writing an article that could be published in the paper.
Always be polite and courteous with people you're interviewing for stories.
Always be persistent in getting the information you need for a story.
Never inject yourself into an event you're covering, such as protests, rallies or public comment forums. As a reporter you're there as a professional observer, not a participant.
If someone you interview asks to see a copy of your story BEFORE it is published in the paper, politely refuse.
If someone tries to offer your a bribe or inducement in exchange for writing a favorable article about them, report it immediately to the Centurion editor in chief.
Never get into verbal or physical confrontations with people you're interviewing. If someone you're interviewing becomes agitated or threatening, leave immediately.