Wall Street Journal hands down social media guidelines for reporters

Social media got a little less social Wednesday for reporters at the Wall Street Journal . The company issued new conduct rules, which include guidelines for social media behavior. For instance, WSJ staffers must seek approval before “friending” a confidential source online. The guidelines also said reporters should not “aggressively promote [their own] coverage” and should not “engage in any impolite dialogue with those who may challenge [their] work—no matter how rude or p…

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