Bloomberg Law tells reporters not to gloat about scoops on social media
Bloomberg Law has told its reporters not to gloat about their scoops on social media, reports Erik Wemple of The Washington Post.
Wemple reports, “In a subsequent memo to staff, Antonelli wrote, ‘We want to be sure reporters and editors get consistent guidelines about what to share and how to share it. We have enhanced our policies to add more examples and best practices. To be blunt about it, this is an important reminder that our standards and sourcing policies apply to our behavior on social media as well.’
When we get a scoop, don’t gloat or appear to gloat about it on social media. It is fine to tout your scoops, but be aware of your tone and words. Be mature. Act like you’ve been in the end zone before. And, don’t criticize our competition on social media.”