Quite the contrary.that lists “Seek truth and report it” as its first principle.
Under its fourth principle, “Be accountable and transparent,” it speaks directly to your question: “Expose unethical conduct in journalism, including within their organizations.”
You would do well to look at other information available on, such as a December 2018 article, “ .” Its quite open about problems that the Times has had.
You might even want to look at a book SPJ publishes,: A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media. It provides 50 cases of covering “the actions of other members of the press or news organization(s),” as you put it in your question.
If you don’t want to spend $20 for the book, you can simply look online. Organizations that practice journalism are sometimes guilty of egregious errors, but they do try to police themselves – and when they do, other journalists bring attention to the errors and what steps are being taken to fix them.
Read “” Reporter Claas Relotius completely snowed his editors and fact checkers, who have to be ashamed for letting him fabricate stories so thoroughly. But it was a fellow reporter who exposed Relotius. (This article even provides a link to “ ,” which is the New York Times report on the infamous Jayson Blair, who fabricated, plagiarized and lied his way through a number of front page articles – very embarrassing, but also very well covered by other members of the press.)
So read up: you’ll see that journalists feel obligated to quite the opposite of what your question suggests.