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Tweet-dropping: The ethics of live-tweeting overheard conversations

Tweet-dropping: The ethics of live-tweeting overheard conversations | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Examples include “a journalist live-tweeting a conversation overheard on a train” and an incident on a plane when a woman live-tweeted an exchange with an actor. Food for thought: What is the ethical course of action?

(Published July 19, 2012.)

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ASNE guide to “10 Best Practices for Social Media”

ASNE guide to “10 Best Practices for Social Media” | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

From this page you can download a PDF (598 KB; 50 pages) that provides a list of guidelines, 10 key takeaways, AND ALSO the actual social media policies from various news organizations, including Bloomberg News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

(Published May 2011.)

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Associated Press: AP updates social media guidelines

Links to the full PDF of the news agency's guidelines for journalists: 8 pages, 287 KB.

 

It adds “procedures for correcting erroneous tweets and a short section on deleting tweets. Also, in the examples in the section on retweeting, the placement of the designation ‘RT’ has been moved to conform with more common Twitter usage.”

 

(Published Jan. 17, 2012)

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