As we are all aware, social media is, for better or worse, an important component of Death and Taxes’ continued success in reporting the news our readers count on us to deliver, whether that be the president’s daily Twitter tantrum, upcoming opportunities to punch Nazis, or scarecrow butt-fucking.
In response to The New York Times’ publication of its social media guidelines, and to ensure we are similarly doing everything we can to engage social media in a manner in line with the values of our newsroom, we’re issuing updated and expanded social media guidelines.
Please read them closely, and take them to heart.
If a journalist finds it necessary to express a partisan opinion, be aware of phrasing that might be considered offensive or in bad taste.
Above all, when posting on your personal accounts, always ask yourself: “Is this something that would be appropriate to publish on Death and Taxes, and would someone have grounds for believing that I am biased on a particular issue because of it?”