Social Media and Newspapers

As an educator, we are encouraged to use social media for positive things like connecting with other teachers and students around the world as well as teach our students about social media. What is interesting is journalists and reporters are refrained to use social media for personal use, but can be used for professional use. In an article it goes on about a policy where reporters and journalists cannot talk about articles that are being worked on, comment on certain things, bad mouth co-workers (which is understandable) or anyone who is a potential source for the paper. It is interesting to see two different career jobs that have two totally different views from each other. As teachers, we are free to use social media to connect with others as long as their pages are clean, appropriate and not viewed by present students. Whereas, journalists and reporters are very limited in what they can do with their social media use especially when it comes to personal use. If you want to learn more, you can read the article as it is interesting to see the many boundaries that reporters have when it comes to this subject.


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