Update: The ethics site was up again as of Friday after technical fixes, said Poynter’s Kelly McBride.
Poynter took down its new ethics site for retooling today, two days after its initial launch. Visitors to Truth and Trust in Media, located at ethics.poynter.org, are being redirected temporarily to Poynter.org’s homepage.
(Update, Friday 4:56 p.m.: The site is back up.)
Chris Martin, Poynter’s foundation president and vice president for external relations, said the institute wanted to be sure the site was “the best it could be.” After gathering input, the site will be fine-tuned and officially launched on Nov. 13, she said.
That is the day that Poynter and PBS MediaShift present “Truth and Trust in the 21st Century,” a conference in New York on emerging journalism ethics challenges.
Until the ethics site is up and running again, The Ethics Blog, written by senior faculty member Kelly McBride, is available on Poynter.org as a resource to journalists.