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PBS Editorial Standards & Practices is a Course

PBS Editorial Standards & Practices

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Course Opens:

Jan. 28th

Duration:

Self Paced

Commitment:

45-60 Minutes

Audience:

Public Media Producers/ Stations

Course Type:

Open Entry/Open Exit

Credential:

Certificate upon Completion

Description

The PBS Editorial Standards & Practices articulate the core principles that ensure the quality and integrity of all content distributed by PBS. These Editorial Standards are the cornerstone of PBS’s commitment to serving the public interest and preserving the public’s trust.

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In taking this course, you will gain an understanding of the six core principles of the Editorial Standards and learn how to apply them in practice. Everyone who creates content for PBS is responsible for familiarizing themselves with and adhering to these principles. The Editorial Standards are intended to provide a critical resource for encouraging and facilitating discussion about whether content is suitable for distribution by PBS. Questions about how best to interpret and apply the Editorial Standards in any particular circumstance should be directed to the PBS Standards & Practices team at standards@pbs.org.

Objectives

  • Familiarize yourself with the six core principles of the Editorial Standards: Editorial Independence, Accuracy, Fairness, Transparency, Inclusiveness, and Accountability
  • Learn best practices for interpreting and applying these principles in your day-to-day work
  • Explore hypothetical scenarios to gain an understanding of how to approach common challenges that may arise

Target Audience: Public Media Producers/ Stations


Course is offered by Public Broadcasting Service

Course Facilitators

Brian Westley

Brian Westley

Senior Counsel, Standards & Practices at PBS

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Brian provides legal advice to PBS staff, member stations, and producers on regulatory compliance and various other issues. He conducts pre-broadcast review of programming. Brian also manages and implemenst PBS’s editorial standards and funding standards, and advises senior leadership on potential conflicts of interest and other ethical issues related to programming.

Talia Rosen

Talia Rosen

Assistant General Counsel and Senior Director, Standards & Practices

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Talia Rosen oversees the PBS Standards & Practices team as it implements the twin pillars of the PBS Editorial Standards and the PBS Funding Standards in order to uphold the mission of independence and trust for all PBS content. Talia additionally manages PBS’s regulatory affairs strategy and engagement work with the Federal Communications Commission.

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