Ethical Statements Platform

This ethical statements platform contains the positions officially endorsed by the researchers, teachers, and practitioners allied as the National Communication Association related to general beliefs of right and wrong that can guide more specific decisions of the association and members of the discipline. The Association is committed to include within this document only positions: (1) upon which the organization and membership have engaged in ample and careful deliberation; (2) upon which a substantial consensus of supporting knowledge has been developed; (3) addressing issues which have attracted the concerted inquiry of an acknowledged segment of the discipline, and (4) central to the concerns of communication scholars and teachers.

Credo for Ethical Communication (approved 1999)
Credo for Free and Responsible Use of Electronic Communication Networks (approved 1994; amended 2013; supporting materials)
Credo for Free and Responsible Communication in a Democratic Society  (adopted 1963)