When Journalists Tweet: Social Media Tips For Media Cos.

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT) -- Social media websites provide opportunities for media companies and their employees to engage with audiences and gather news. Many media and news companies have active social media presences, as do many journalists, who use these sites for professional and/or personal purposes. It would be near-impossible for an employer to monitor or pre-screen its employees’ online activities. Therefore, many news organizations have added social media policies to existing employee handbooks.[1]

While any company may face risks from employees’ social media behavior, there are particular perils for news...
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