NPR Ethics Handbook

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Social Media Ethics in Reporting

While the Internet and social media can be invaluable resources in both collecting and distributing information, they also present significant challenges for reporters.

Our advice? Tread carefully and exercise the same healthy skepticism and integrity that you would in any other arena.

Even in your so-called “personal” accounts, stay mindful of your role as a reporter and be wary of any perception of bias that your status updates, Tweets and retweets might suggest. Continue reading