Social media guidelines of popular news organizations

From a journalistic perspective, social media is also emerging as an important tool for hacks to engage and network with the wider community. And some of the popular news media had published its social media guidelines for its staff working in news. Some of these may be the latest versions, others may not.

Social Media Guideline for New Paper

Social Media Guideline for Journalist

Here are some of the popular news organizations’ social media guidelines:

Washington Post on Sept.1

ESPN, August 2011

BBC, updated July 12, 2011

National Public Radio, posted Oct. 15, 2009

Associated Press, 2011

Reuters, Jan. 2, 2011

CBC – Radio Canada

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 19, 2009

American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Bloomberg, ASNE, Jan. 1, 2011

The Wall Street Journal, ASNE, May 2009

CNN, posted on an ex-employee’s personal blog

The Denver Post, ASNE

Orlando Sentinel, ASNE

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ASNE

Toronto Star, ASNE

The New York Times policy on ethics in journalism, Oct. 2005, has a section (B5) on the Web and blogs.

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