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Academic and Professional Ethics Across Disciplines

A growing collection of codes of conduct, statements of professional ethics, and research ethics resources relevant to disciplines taught at Rhode Island College.

Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics


The Society of Professional Journalists describes themselves as "the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior."

Linked below, you'll find both the SPJ's core ethical code, as well as their homepage for more detailed information about particular ethical policies.

International Communication Association Ethics

The International Communication Association strives to "advance the scholarly study of communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide".


Public Relations Society of America Code of Ethics

As a professional organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) seeks to serve the public relations profession in North and South America.

Institute for Advertising Ethics

The Institute for Advertising Ethics (IAE) is administered by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and the Missouri School of Journalism. The mission of the IAE is to serve as the primary resource for advertising professionals and academics and students on issues regarding advertising ethics