By Laura Howells, Jacob McNair and Emily Pardo
The New York Times’ updated social media guidelines stress that journalists should always be impartial online–they can’t post political opinions or appear to “take sides.” But is this a smart approach to social media? We talk to Cynthia Collins, the New York Times’ social media editor, and journalist David Uberti, who says this kind of policy just appeases “bad-faith critics.”
Plus, after Quebec passed Bill 62, several news outlets ran stories with photos of unidentified women wearing niqabs–and Ryerson prof Asmaa Malik tells us why these kinds of photos have dangerous consequences.
- -Read the full New York Times social media guidelines
- -Wall Street Journal memo to staff about social media
- -Dean Baquet speaks at New York Times panel
- -Mathew Ingram writes that Social media crackdowns at the Times and Journal will backfire, for the Columbia Journalism Review
- -David Uberti: “The New York Times’ New Social Media Rules Are a Surrender to Its Worst Critics,” for Splinter News