Social media guidelines

Social media and blogs narrow the distance between journalists and the public. They encourage lively, immediate and spirited discussion and can be vital news-gathering and news-delivery tools. As a journalist you should uphold the same professional and ethical standards when using social media as you do on air and on all digital news platforms.

Other resources on this site:

Everyday ethics

Advice on social media:

From Professor Mindy McAdams

From the Neiman Foundation

From The Poynter Institute

From Steve Buttry

Social media guidelines:

American Society of News Editors

The Associated Press

Bloomberg News

CyberJournalist.net

Freedom Communications

The Guardian, London and its editorial code

Los Angeles Times

National Public Radio

The New York Times

Radio Television Digital News Association

Reuters

Scripps

The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Washington Post