Following Roland Martin Suspension and Sky News Rules, A Look at Social Media Policies in Cable News
A pair of social media stories made news this week, and they raise questions about how TV news outlets should–and do–handle social media.
Then Sky News and BBC News in the U.K. released social media policies that forbid reporters from breaking news on Twitter, and in the case of Sky, actually forbid reporters from tweeting about anything other than their beats and from retweeting anyone that didn’t work at Sky. Mind you, the rules applied to personal Twitter accounts, not just official Sky News accounts.
We reached out to the three cable news channels to see what their social media policies were.