Yes, Journalists Can Give To Charities That Are Helping People In Need
Recent events have led several people to ask: Can journalists donate to charities that are helping people rebuild after tragedies?
Yes. But keep in mind that:
– The charity should be non-partisan.
– We do not want it to appear that NPR is endorsing one charity over another. That means @MarkMemmottNPR shouldn’t tweet about a donation he just made.
– It should not be a charity or organization that you cover or that is linked to a person, company, foundation or industry that you cover.
We can help people and remain objective.
(Memmos; April 28, 2015)
April 28, 2015