In August 2006, Poynter gathered a team of leading online journalists (below) to discuss the ethical issues surrounding their work. The affliliations listed reflect the participants' jobs at the time of the conference. The group created a set of guidelines for doing ethical journalism on the Web. Add your own thoughts to our Online Ethics wiki at

Read more about the conference in Bob Steele's article, "Helter Skelter no More: An Evolving Guidebook for Online Ethics."

Mike Arrieta-Walden [bio]
Senior Editor for Online
The Oregonian

Jim Brady [bio]
Executive Editor
The Washington Post

Thomas Brew
Executive Editor

Neil Budde
Executive Producer & General Manager, Yahoo! News
Yahoo! Inc.

Robert Cox [bio]
Media Bloggers Association

Eric Deggans [bio]
Media & TV Critic
St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times

Lea Donosky
Interactive Editor
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Howard Finberg [bio]
Director, Interactive Learning
The Poynter Institute/NewsU

Jeremy Gilbert [bio]
Design Editor
The Poynter Institute

Vanessa Goodrum [bio]
Interactive Learning Producer, NewsU
The Poynter Institute

Tom Heslin [bio]
Managing Editor for New Media
The Providence Journal

Mark Hinojosa
AME Electronic News
Chicago Tribune

Bruce Koon [bio]
Executive News Editor
McClatchy Interactive

Meg Martin [bio]
Associate editor, Poynter Online
The Poynter Institute

Kelly McBride [bio]
Ethics Group Leader
The Poynter Institute

Joe Michaud

Bill Mitchell [bio]
Editor, Poynter Online
The Poynter Institute

Christine Montgomery
Director of Electronic Publishing
St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times

Theresa Moore
Executive Producer, Online
WTSP-TV (Tampa Bay, Fla.)

Kurt Muller
Managing Editor,

Rich Murphy
Senior Web Producer
WTTG-Fox 5 (Washington, D.C.)

Sharon Prill
Vice President of Interactive Media & Marketing
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Journal Interactive

Sharon Rosenhause [bio]
Managing Editor
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Dennis Ryerson
The Indianapolis Star

Joel Sappell
Assistant Managing Editor and Executive Editor/Interactive
Los Angeles Times

Bob Steele [bio]
Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism Values
The Poynter Institute

Pat Stiegman

Butch Ward [bio]
Distinguished Fellow
The Poynter Institute

Steve Yelvington [bio]
Internet Strategist
Morris Communications

Elaine Zinngrabe [bio]
Times Community News