Editorial Integrity for Public Media

Editorial Integrity for

Public Media Project


Project Co-Directors

Tom Thomas

Station Resource Group

Byron Knight

University of Wisconsin


Aufderheide, Pat
American University

Bates, Rod
Nebraska ETV

Bauhof, Mike
Nine Network, St. Louis

Craig Beeby

University Station Alliance

Bowles, Cephas
WBGO-FM Newark

Brett, Malcolm
Wisconsin Public Broadcasting

Bromberg, Ellis
Milwaukee Public Television

Cappello, Dean
New York Public Radio

Christians, Clifford
University of Illinois

Clark, Jessica
American University

Clifford, Terry

Station Resource Group

Coates-Madsen, Amy
Maryland Non-Profits

Culver, Katy

University of Wisconsin

Derheim, Don
KQED San Francisco

Doebler, Melanie
WPSU Penn State

Edmonds, Rick
Poynter Institute

Edwards, Dave
Milwaukee Public Radio

Eichten, Doug

Eisele, Sally
Chicago Public Radio

Eldredge, Ted

Emmons, Tim

Ericson, Jeannie
Integrated Media Association

Erstling, Mark


Feingold, David
Nebraska ETV

Ferro, Jennifer
KCRW-FM Santa Monica

Fleming, Sam
WBUR-FM Boston

Cara Fry

WITF Harrisburg

Galmiche, Jack
Nine Network, St. Louis

Garcia, Yolette
Southern Methodist University

Gillette, Walt
WAMU-FM Washington DC

Hall, Andrew
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Hamilton, DeAnne
WESA-FM Pittsburgh

Hanley Bill
Twin Cities Public Television

Hinton, Skip

Holm, Morgan
Oregon Public Broadcasting






Document (pdf)

Document (word)


We have created a public facing document from the

Code Summary. The web site for this document is  www.codeofintegirty.org


We encourage public media organizations to adopt this Code

and provide a link to it from their web sites.


Our more extensive document (below) remains available with

the expectation that many organizations will amend it to fit

their local circumstances. See New Guidelines


Tracking the use of this Code by public media organizations is an important part of this project.. Please contact us with your stories.

Local Public Media Organizations
Code of Editorial Integrity

entire document (pdf)

entire document (word)

show info introduction

show info summary of code



show info governance and management for the common good

show info ideas, culture and forums with respect and civility

show info journalism that reports events and issues with accuracy and integrity

show info inclusion and reflection of our community’s diversity

show info transparency in program selection and content creation

show info transparency in fundraising

show info preventing undue influence

show info consistent standards in partnerships and collaborations

show info employees’ activities beyond their public media work

show info acknowledgments


Editorial Integrity for Public Media is a joint initiative of the public broadcasting Affinity Group Coalition and the Station Resource Group. Organizational support is provided by the National Educational Telecommunications Association.


Editorial Integrity for

Public Media Project

Hope, Quentin
Great Plains Strategy

Iverson, Dave
Independent Producer

Jones, Jacquie
National Black Programming Consortium

Kaplan, Joel
Syracuse University

Kobin, Bill
Major Market Group

Krichels, Ted

Levy, Michael

Magura, Becky
WCTE-TV Cookeville TN

Marcotte, Michael
MVM Consulting

Masters-Wolfe, Jenny
Twin Cities Public Television

Meyer, Charles
National Center for Media Engagement

Miskowski, Jon
Wisconsin Public Television

Mitchell, Jack
University of Wisconsin

Ott, Tanya
WBHM-FM Birmingham

Ozier, Lance
WGBH Boston

Pavelko, Kathleen
WITF Harrisburg

Ramirez, Raul
KQED San Francisco

Ramos, Henry A.J.
Mauer Kunst Consulting

Rieland, Tom
WOSU Columbus

Rivera, Silvia
Volcalo, Chicago Public Radio

Rivero, Marita
WGBH Boston

Rowland, Wick
KBDI-TV Denver

Amy Shaw

Nine Network St. Louis

Brian  Sickora

WSKG Binghamton

Steinbach, James
Wisconsin Public Television

Swanberg, Wendy

University of Wisconsin

Tardif, Amy
WGCU-FM Fort Myers

Theriault, Bruce

Van Hoesen, John
Vermont Public Radio

Venderwilt, Stewart
KUT-FM Austin

Walker, Connie
WUNC-FM Chapel Hill

Ward, Stephen
University of Wisconsin

Wareham, Jerry
Ideastream Cleveland

Weatherly, Allen
Arkansas Education Television Network

White, Tom


Wilkins, Lee
University of Missouri

Worthington, Chris
Minnesota Public Radio