Social networking – advisory guidelines for journalists

The NUJ’s New Media Industrial Council (NMIC) has produced a set of guidelines on the use of social media specifically aimed at journalists, who are increasingly facing problems with employers as a result of their use of popular sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The guidelines should not be considered authoritative in any way, and they do not have any legal force whatsoever, but they may give you some idea of the complications that might arise from ill-considered use of social media and some help in avoiding any pitfalls that could lead to disciplinary action or worse.

You are encouraged to distribute the guidelines to your colleagues.

Download and read the guidelines here.

More information: the NUJ’s New Media Industrial Council (NMIC) website at