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Club podcast features interview with SPJ ethics chair

July 9, 2014 | By Mike Hempen | mikehempen204@comcast.net

Kevin Smith, chairman of the SPJ Ethics Committee.

Kevin Smith, chairman of the SPJ Ethics Committee.

The latest edition of Update-1, the Broadcast Committee's podcast, is now available on the Club's website featuring an interview with the Society of Professional Journalists' ethics committee chairman on revisions to the society's longstanding ethics code.

SPJ's Code of Ethics has stood for years as a benchmark for newsrooms. Now, that Code is under revision to recognize the changes in news gathering brought on by the digital age, Kevin Smith, chairman of the SPJ Ethics Committee tells Broadcast Committee member Bill McCloskey, also a member of the organization's national board. McCloskey interviews Smith about the process of revising the ethics code.

Update-1 is produced by the Broadcast Committee. It provides a forum for listeners to learn about newsworthy stories, many originating from the Press Club or involving Press Club members. The show can be heard by clicking here.

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