Resource: This is just a quick reading I skimmed over to get a better idea of why journalist have certain ethic codes and what it exactly means. click here.
Resource: Principles of Journalism site: Here
After reading this article explaining the principles of journalism, I now understand that you cannot slapdash your way through the truth. What I mean by this when I say it is that when you are a journalist, you are writing for the truth and nothing but the truth on factual life events and other things that carry evidence in regards to your findings. As a journalist, some may think you are capable of writing ANYTHING you want however to a certain extent this isn't always the case.
Resource: Journalism Schools