Journalists and social networking sites woes

30 09 2009
Credit: Duane Hoffman / msnbc.com

Credit: Duane Hoffmann / msnbc.com

The Washington Post has one. The Wall Street Journal does too. So does The New York Times.

Ten years ago, many never would have imagined having to create a staff policy guide on social media etiquette. But here we are.

Most people with social media profiles know that nothing, in fact, is really private.

It’s not uncommon to hear stories of people getting fired for  things they publish over Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other places.

Should journalists, due to the nature of their work, have stricter standards on what they decide to publish, share and put out online?

Read this article by editorsweblog.org about whether or not journalists should self-censor on social sites.

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