The Fifth Down

FWAA establishes ethics panel

In this issue of The Fifth Down:
President's column: To print or not to print
FWAA to name "Super 11" SID's
FWAA creates ethics panel | FWAA Code of Ethics
Gangi: More than meets the eye in future of media guides
Media days hit by economic woes (includes master schedule)
All-America Checklist (.pdf)

The Football Writers Association of America takes very seriously the conduct of its members involved in the process of news gathering and how they interact with news sources that include coaches, athletes, administrators and other athletic officials involved in allied fields. To that end, the FWAA has an Ethics and Press Relations Committee, which will review all complaints about the actions or conduct of FWAA members brought before it by news sources.

The FWAA Ethics and Press Relations Committee can make recommendations for membership exclusion of those who do not abide by the standards below or take steps to remediate members who have violated the policy. Ron Higgins, 2008 FWAA President, is the chairman of the committee. Alleged violations of the FWAA Ethics Policy should be sent by e-mail to Ron at

FWAA Code of Ethics