10 Best Practices For Newspapers On Facebook

No matter whether you're just a reader of newspapers or actually involved in the production of one, surely you've noticed how Facebook has become the standard method for attracting readers to news stories -- so much that the American Society of Newspaper Editors has put out a list of ten best practices.

No matter whether you’re just a reader of newspapers or actually involved in the production of one, surely you’ve noticed how Facebook has become the standard method for attracting readers to news stories — so much that the American Society of Newspaper Editors has put out a list of ten best practices.

  1. Traditional ethics rules still apply online.
  2. Assume everything you write online will become public.
  3. Use social media to engage with readers, but professionally.
  4. Break news on your website, not on social media.
  5. Beware of perceptions.
  6. Independently authenticate anything found on a social networking site.
  7. Always identify yourself as a journalist.
  8. Social networks are tools, not toys.
  9. Be transparent and admit when you’re wrong online.
  10. Keep internal deliberations confidential.

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