The Washington Post on Sept.1 made public its new and revised guidelines for journalists using social and digital media. Some news organizations have done so, and others have not yet done so. Here is a partial list, with posted dates when available, to similar guidelines from other news organizations. Thanks to Post online managing editor Raju Narisetti for his assistance.
National Public Radio, posted Oct. 15, 2009
Associated Press, 2011
Reuters, Jan. 2, 2011
BBC, updated July 12, 2011
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 19, 2009
ESPN, August 2011
Here are some other news organizations’ social media guidelines that are not hosted on the outlets’ own Web sites, but that have found their way online through other organizations, mainly the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Some of these may be the latest versions, others may not.
Bloomberg, ASNE, Jan. 1, 2011
The Wall Street Journal, ASNE, May 2009
CNN, posted on an ex-employee’s personal blog
The Denver Post, ASNE
Orlando Sentinel, ASNE
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ASNE
Toronto Star, ASNE
The New York Times policy on ethics in journalism, Oct. 2005, has a section (B5) on the Web and blogs.