Posts Tagged: Associated Press

Associated Press stirs anger on Twitter with sponsored Tweets announcement

The Associated Press stirs up anger on Twitter over promoted tweetsThe Associated Press last night stirred up a small storm on Twitter as it announced that it will begin to run sponsored Tweets in the timeline of its main @AP Twitter account and signed Samsung as its first sponsor. The story has raised concerns among some journalists as to whether this would damage AP’s credibility as a news organisation. Some have gone as as far to say they were unfollowing AP, that it shouldn’t do it and that it devalues the brand (check out the Storify reaction below).

What these aren’t are official Promoted Tweets from Twitter, but rather promotional messages sent out as Tweets on @AP. Initially it plans to send out two a day this week timed with the 2013 International CES – the consumer electronics show — in Las Vegas. Hardly a huge deal. Read more on Associated Press stirs anger on Twitter with sponsored Tweets announcement…

The best social media policy ever written

There have been a lot of good guides and tips published on social media policy. We’ve seen the good from The New York Times with its ‘Five guiding principles of social media’ and the Cabinet Office guidance for civil servants. We’ve had more good from the BBC with its social media usage guidelines…

The New York Times: Five guiding principles of social media

The New York Times takes a common sense guide to social media policyThere has been an awful lot written about social media guides for journalists. Some good and some not so good.

This ranges from Sky News going anti social media earlier this year, and taking an approach similar to the one taken by the Associated Press took late last year when it has released new social media guidelines, to the tips and guidelines from the likes of The Guardianthe BBC and the Journalism Foundation among others. The New York Times, however, has a different approach.

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Sky News goes anti-social media with bans on retweeting others

The Twittersphere lit up last night as it was reported that Sky News was introducing a new social media policy that bans its journalists from retweeting non-Sky sources. Essentially the broadcaster that has done so much to establish its reputation in social news is taking an anti-social media approach.

Staff were informed of the new social media policy in an email that told staff not to “re-tweet information posted by other journalists or people on Twitter”. Read more on Sky News goes anti-social media with bans on retweeting others…

AP advises staff not to retweet in social media guidelines

The Associated Press has released new social media guidelines on how staffers should handle re-tweets (tips/guidelines from the Guardian and the BBC are also worth checking). Basically for the AP it comes down to not retweeting anything with an opinion. Doesn’t this slightly defeat the point of retweets or is that just me?

When someone says something that is interesting or controversial you want to share that with your followers. That’s the nature of social media and Twitter particularly. Read more on AP advises staff not to retweet in social media guidelines…

The Empire strikes back or the old order’s attempt to bring an end to the age of free

They’ve had enough. Enough of all you freeloaders stopping by their sites and not paying. Enough of you ignoring the ads they’ve served up for you. And enough of you reading and sharing their stuff elsewhere.

Read more on The Empire strikes back or the old order’s attempt to bring an end to the age of free…