Guidelines, guidelines, guidelines

In case you were wondering there are some rules to keep in mind while using social media as a reporting tool. Correction, not just some rules; a whole bunch of them drafted and published by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

Here’s a brief introduction to the guidelines and a link below that outlines all of them:

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

http://www.rtdna.org/pages/media_items/social-media-and-blogging-guidelines1915.php?g=37?id=1915

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~ by Vinayak Pande on February 25, 2010.

One Response to “Guidelines, guidelines, guidelines”

  1. The rtnda link isn’t working. I wanted to check out the guidelines.

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