News Director Tells Staff Watch What You Post


It seems that Journalists and Social Media are still trying to find that perfect blend.

FTVLive has reported all too often on someone working in the media getting in hot water over a Tweet or a Facebook post. It certainly has cost more than one person their job.

One Colorado News Director isn't happy with what his staff has been posting on the station's social media pages.

KOAA News Director David Randall is asking his staff to watch what they post.

Here is the internal memo he sent to the staff:

————— Forwarded message —————
From: “David Randall”
Date: Jan 28, 2013 5:36 PM
Subject: Social Media
To: “”

While I appreciate everyone posting as much as you do on KOAA’s Facebook and Twitter pages, we need to consider our level of professionalism. I see people talking about when their weekend begins, the inner workings of our newsroom, and revealing personal information. Try to look at it like this, what would you post on Facebook/Twitter if you were at the network level? Would Brian Williams post that today is his Friday? Would anyone care? Be nice, show your personality, but keep it professional.
David Randall | News Director