Dow Jones Rules for Social Media

microphoneWriters at the Wall Street Journal have been given a list of rules for “professional conduct,” including a guide for use of online outlets, noting cautions for activities on social networking sites.

[ad] Writers should consult their editor before “connecting” to or “friending” any reporting contacts who may need to be treated as confidential sources, and business and pleasure should not be mixed on services like Twitter. www.dowjones.com

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