• Melania Maria Dolorosa Jahang Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I
  • Syaifuddin Sayuti Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I
Keywords: Ethics, Journalistic Code of Ethics, Media


Ethics is a system of moral principles. They affect how people make decisions and lead their lives.
Ethics can be interpreted as a value or norm that must be possessed by every human being, including
journalists. In carrying out their duties, journalists must still refer to the rules that have been made. These
rules are written in the journalistic code of ethics established by the Indonesian Press Council, which applies
to all journalists in Indonesia, including those in Manggarai, Flores, NTT. The journalistic code of ethics
plays a very important role in the world of the press where it serves as an operational guideline in the
preservation of the integrity and professionalism of the journalist, so that it must be understood and
implemented by journalists. This study aims to identify and analyze the application of journalistic code of
ethics, to identify and analyze violations in its application, and to identify and analyze solutions taken in
preventing and dealing with violations of journalistic code of ethics by Manggaraian's local media
journalists. The research method used in this research is descriptive qualitative. The results showed that the
implementation of the journalistic code of ethics in the local media of Manggarai, Flores, NTT was quite
good, although there were still several violations of the journalistic code of ethics that occurred. So far, the
handling of each violation has only been in the form of a warning, while prevention so that there is no
violation of the journalistic code of ethics is in the form of socialization of the code of ethics to journalists.
Suggestions are given that in the recruitment of journalists, strict selection must be carried out in accordance
with the national journalist competency test standards so that the working journalists are truly competent
and qualified journalists, also aimed at the Manggarai government to facilitate any activities related to
socialization and education. journalistic code of ethics.