The Internet is an untamed beast. One capable of great things but a little rough around the edges at present.
Traditional print media has had a couple of hundred centuries in which to iron out the creases and develop its own set of rules and regulations, conventions and precedents, codes and guidelines.
As a result we have the rules of referencing, acknowledgement of sources, notions of plagiarism and the laws of libel to keep ‘the media’ in check.
Being but a mewling toddler, the Internet has no such guidelines.
So, it works to the benefit of all of us when someone pro-active decides to spend time drawing some up.
That someone is actually two people: Brooke Burton and Leah Greenstein of Foodwoolf.com and spicysaltysweet.com
Together they’ve created The Food Blog Code of Ethics.
And it’s good.
1. Be accountable
2. Be Nice
3. Be Honest
4. Practice good journalistic practice.
I encourage you to read the full code and spread the word.
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