Media News - Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Associated Press has updated its social media guidelines clarifying that its journalists are allowed to tweet breaking news even if a story is not yet on the wire. Under the updated guidelines AP journalists are told their "first obligation" in the case of a big breaking news event, "is to provide full details to the appropriate news desk for use in AP services if the desk isn’t tuned in already". Once journalists have informed the news desk and taken care of "any other immediate AP work" however they are "free to tweet or post information about the news development" on Twitter. Previously the guidelines, which were last updated in January, said that content needed to move on to the wires first. (Journalism.co.uk)
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