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BBC Clamps Down On Twitter Use, Tells Journalists Not To Tweet Breaking News

Journalists for the BBC have been told not to tweet breaking news before they’ve filed a story, as it would slow down the process of getting newsworthy stories into the BBC’s newsroom.
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Twitter Preps Journalists For 2012 Election Coverage

Twitter is looking to train journalists to cover the 2012 Presidential elections in 140-characters or less.
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AP Updates Its Stance Towards Twitter For The Third Time This Year

It must be tough to be in the traditional journalism field. Us tech bloggers have cut our teeth on social media, making mistakes and learning the ropes as we grew. But traditional journalists have had it tougher when it comes to social: they have big brother Associated Press telling them what to tweet and what not to tweet.

It’s all in the name of journalistic integrity, of course, but it must be tough for journalists to keep up with the policy changes over at the AP. Today’s change to their social media guidelines marks the third in the past year.
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UK Journalists Can Now Tweet From Any Courtroom Without Getting Permission First

New rules have been set out for social media in the courtroom, and Twitter is getting a warm welcome. Journalists in the UK can now use Twitter during court proceedings without requesting permission before tweeting.
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The New And Improved Muck Rack Tells You What Stories Journalists Are Tweeting About, Right Now

If you’re a news junkie, or just want to be up-to-date on what’s going on in the world, you’ve got to try Muck Rack. It’s a platform that gathers, filters and analyses tweets from journalists around the world, and it’s a must-use for anyone in the news or communication industry.
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Journalists Get Arrested During Occupy Wall Street, Tweet About It, Then Get Scolded By The AP

Just two weeks after laying down the law when it comes to retweets, the Associated Press is cracking down on reporters for turning to Twitter to… well, tweet about their own arrests at Occupy Wall Street in Manhattan.
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New AP Guidelines For Retweets: No Opinions Allowed From Journalists

The Associated Press has issued new social media guidelines that target their journalists’ tweeting.
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Can Tweets Be Libelous? A Warning To US Journalists

Just because something is tweeted doesn’t mean it is treated any differently than something spoken, written in an article, or blogged. Poynter’s Mallary Jean Tenore gives a great overview of the potentially libelous nature of tweets, and how journalists can protect themselves.
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Only Three Editors From The 10 Top Newspapers In The US Are On Twitter

There is a lot of talk about how journalists are embracing Twitter, using it to sniff out new stories, verify facts, find sources, and promote their stories. However, it looks like there is a gap between the on-the-ground journalists and their editor overlords: only three editors of the top 10 newspapers in the United States have Twitter accounts.
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Journalism.co.uk Attempts To Build Master List Of All (1750+) UK Journalists On Twitter

It’s a shame Twitter lists have a maximum of 500 accounts each, or else this would make one super-mega-all-encompassing-news-list for anyone in the UK. Journalism.co.uk has put together the “master list” of all UK-based journalists on Twitter – and there are currently over 1,700 members.
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