Journalists seeking public office: What are the ethical issues?


Panel report by Ken Regan (chair), Scott White, and Ivor Shapiro With research provided by Christine Dobby Approved by the Full Committee on October 27, 2010 If a practising journalist seeks public office, what effect does, can or should that choice have on his or her ability to continue or return to his or her work? This practical issue raises other, perhaps more philosophical, but no less relevant questions. The first is: Do journalists have a democratic right to participate in the public / political process, including running for office? There have been numerous examples of journalists seeking public office. [...]