Associated Press Updates Twitter and Facebook Guidelines
Posted: 7/26/2012 | By: Rachel McAthy | journalism.co.uk
The Associated Press has updated its social media guidelines with a
change which clarifies that its journalists are allowed to tweet
breaking news even if a story is not yet on the wire.
Under the updated guidelines
AP journalists are told their "first obligation" in the case of a big
breaking news event, "is to provide full details to the appropriate
newsdesk for use in AP services if the desk isn’t tuned in already".