1. 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.

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