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.”

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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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