WSJ updates social media rules

Staffers at The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday were given a newly compiled list of rules for “professional conduct,” which included a lengthy guide for use of online outlets, noting cautions for activities on social networking sites,” Editor and Publisher reported.

It includes:  “Never misrepresent yourself using a false name when you’re acting on behalf of your Dow Jones publication or service.” And: “Consult your editor before “connecting” to or “friending” any reporting contacts who may need to be treated as confidential sources. Openly “friending” sources is akin to publicly publishing your Rolodex.”


One Response to WSJ updates social media rules

  1. […] of people that such a person must work with. As some of you will have seen, the WSJ has recently updated its social media rules, and others are dealing with the same phenomenon; the Director general of the BBC has pointed out […]

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