I know I keep hammering on this, but check out this Associated Press article (“Employers Turning to Facebook”) re. Facebook and your expectation of privacy as you search for a new job. Will you tell the company no? I am not suggesting an answer either way, as I think it’s a decision everyone must make for themselves. I AM suggesting that you think carefully about your activities in college and what you want to do after graduation.
I am also hoping that when you do get into those newsrooms, you rewrite these ethics policies and demand a restructuring — or a least a rethinking of what it means to have a private life and a public life as a journalist in the age of social media. Continue reading