Is it ok to friend sources? Do you complain about your job? Your sources? Will you be OK with them complaining about you? Can you put aside what you learn about them? Are you friending them as a journalist or friend? What if you learn something? Do you report it? Ask about it?
What’s ok in your own profile? Can you list your political affiliation? Do you post personal thoughts on local issues? National issues? Is it OK to “like” pages of organizations you cover? Do you list your job as a journalist? Do people have a right to know a reporter might see their posts?
tips Friend your editor and co-workers; Keep each other honest You’re only as private as your weakest link