Why Have a Social Media Policy?

Link and summary by Babalwa Nyembezi

The Mail & Guardian’s social media policy is made available to the public and can be used as a template to see what approach media companies should apply regarding social media. The policy outlines why rules are necessary in a world where readers are able to spar publicly with journalists. Different rules apply in addition to the ethics code because it’s a new platform.

http://mg.co.za/page/mail-and-guardian-ethics-and-social-media-policy

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