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ESPN Edict On Social Media Particpation

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Boom_70, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Found on Deadspin today a memo that went out to all ESPN cast members outlining participation guidelines for
    social media:


    "ESPN regards social networks such as message boards, conversation pages and other forms of social networking such as Facebook and Twitter as important new forms of content distribution. As such, we expect to hold all talent who participate in social networking to the same standards we hold for interaction with our audiences across TV, radio and our digital platforms. This applies to all ESPN talent, anchors, play by play, hosts, analysts, commentators, reporters and writers who participate in any form of personal social networking that contain sports related content."
  2. SalukiNC

    SalukiNC Member

    CC: Bill Simmons
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This appears to be crafted perfectly for its intended purpose, which is for ESPN to cite it in punishing some people and ignore it in not punishing others.
  4. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    It also looks like it hasn't been updated since the original policy was enacted in 2009. Of course, it's not like social media usage by either journalists or readers has changed in the last four years ...

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