For regular Pilgrim readers you know that I pay attention to the Wall Street Journal. I suspect many of you do as well. In today’s Editor & Publisher we get a peak into what the WSJ is doing to keep their editorial folks ‘in check’ when it comes to social media and their work.
Staffers at The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday were given a newly compiled list of rules for “professional conduct,” which included a lengthy guide for use of online outlets, noting cautions for activities on social networking sites.
In an e-mail to employees, Deputy Managing Editor Alix Freedman wrote, “We’ve pulled together into one document the policies that guide appropriate professional conduct for all of us in the News Departments of the Journal, Newswires and MarketWatch. Many of these will be familiar.”