4 Minute Roundup: WSJ’s Social Media Guidelines; NYT’s Pay Plans

    by Mark Glaser
    May 15, 2009

    Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. This week I look at the Wall Street Journal’s code of conduct for reporters and editors, with guidelines for using Twitter and social media sites. Plus, the New York Times is considering two different plans for charging for online content — a metering system and subscription system — according to a report in the New York Observer. And “Quotable” includes a comment from Kevin Thau of Twitter explaining how a small startup tech company can make a big difference now.

    Check it out:

    4MR Podcast 5-15-09.mp3

    Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network

    Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

    New WSJ Conduct Rules Target Twitter, Facebook at E&P


    Newspapers Tweeting Like Crazy — But What Are the Rules? at E&P

    WSJ’s Social-Networking Twits at Time

    New York Times Considers Two Plans to Charge for Content on the Web at NY Observer

    How New York Times could charge for content — as told to its staff at the Guardian

    Jennifer 8 Lee’s tweet from NYT meeting

    Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results. The question was “What do you think about journalism schools requiring iPhones and iPod touches for students?”

    i-0028012fb46bf1554c8d86901feedc4e-iphone requirement grab.jpg

    Also, be sure to vote in our poll about the WSJ’s social media guidelines.

    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

    Tagged: dow jones new york times paid content twitter wsj

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