Categories Online Media Debating ‘best’ in ASNE’s Social Media ‘Best Practices’ Post author By Jack Lail Post date May 13, 2011 2 Comments on Debating ‘best’ in ASNE’s Social Media ‘Best Practices’ [View the story “ASNE Social Media “Best Practices”” on Storify] ← Improving comments by having fewer → New sources mean familiar sources 2 replies on “Debating ‘best’ in ASNE’s Social Media ‘Best Practices’” In at least our case, it wasn’t that we didn’t trust our staff. Our social media policy was a ground-up endeavor. Like John Robinson, my first reaction was, “Don’t be stupid.” But we wrote this a few years ago, when social media was new. Our staff ASKED FOR these guidelines, and in fact a newsroom team created them — not me. Reading these comments I’m frankly getting tired of new media pundits slamming “old skul” newsrooms. Walk a quarter-mile in the footsteps of any ASNE member, then let’s talk. Well, you have a set of policies rather than “best practices.” That said, they probably could have just stopped with yours, which has a bit more positive tone, I think. http://roanoke.com/newsservices/wb/xp-59614#47 Comments are closed.