More Social Media Policies: LA Times, Harvard Law, Microsoft and Cisco

Posted: July 16, 2010 in Social Media
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In our earlier story (Corporate Social Media Policies: The Good, the Mediocre, and the Ugly), we asked you to send us more corporate social media policies, and you delivered. Here is a second batch, with good, mediocre and ugly guidelines.

Assume that your professional life and your personal life will merge online regardless of your care in separating them.

If you’ve not already done so – please send yours to

LA Times – shared by Martin Beck, LA Times Reader Engagement Editor

Elegantly worded and thoughtful, the LA Times social media guide was revised late last year to be more “user friendly.” It begins with a bit pulled from the news organization’s Ethics Guidelines: “The Times is to be, above all else, a principled news organization. In deed and in appearance, journalists must keep themselves – and The Times – above reproach,” yet recognizes the push-pull of social media networks as useful tools for journalists. [read]


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