Recommended social media guidelines for reporters

Be honest. Be yourself. Assume that everything you say is public, even if you say it privately. If it’s not clear to you what’s public and what’s private, don’t participate. Inspired by recent discussion about the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times guidelines for reporters using social media.

Why wouldn’t a journalist leave his job at the newspaper for the online newspaper?

Derek Willis, who blogs at The Scoop about investigative and computer-assisted reporting, announces his move from The Washington Post to… …washingtonpost.com. The online operation of the paper happens across the river from the newsroom, with a different set of employees and editors, and Derek has taken the step of packing up his skills and crossing […]

Using RSS to track the politicians you cover

Megan Taylor, an online journalism student at the University of Florida*, has been reviewing RSS feeds from newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post this week. She points out a feature I hadn’t seen yet in the Post’s Congressional voting database: RSS feeds on every member of Congress full of their votes. (Thanks […]

Newspapers ready to start aggregating the competition

The New York Times reports that the Washington Post and other newspapers are linking up with Inform.com to display links to related stories from other news sources — not just from blogs, but from newspapers, too. Let the aggregation begin. From the NYT story: “This lets us be a search engine,” said Kelly Dyer Fry, […]