International social media guidelines for journalists

This is a curated list of public-facing social media policies available in Australia; Britain; Canada; Italy and the U.S. It is also a work-in-progress and updates will be tweeted as I add more guidelines.

*The guidelines must be publicly available online to be included*

ABC Australia Exhaustive and excellent.

Agence France Presse Advises separate accounts

Associated Press Exhaustive and excellent – particularly on retweets. Bookmark

BBC  In a nutshell: “Don’t do anything stupid.”

BuzzFeed First policy so far to include “selfie” advice.

CAJ Canada Last updated 2011

ESPN Must for aspiring sports journos Updated 2017 

IPSO UK Independent Press Standards Organization Updated 2016

La Stampa, Italy In Italian. 🙂 English translation (Thank you to Alessandro Cappai)

New York Times Updated 2017

NPR Comprehensive and clear.

PRISA, Spain. In Spanish 🙂


RTDNA No date

SKY News 2014/2015

Washington Post Last updated 2011  Article about proposed (and contested) changes 2017

Wall Street Journal 2009 Memo to WSJ Staff 2017