The guidelines replace an earlier version from 2018, providing updated guidance for those who choose to use social media and making staff aware that if they experience harassment or abuse online there is help and guidance available.
The guidelines are based on extensive input from journalists and commercial staff across GNM, in the UK, US and Australia.
In addition to the updated guidelines, the Guardian says it also plans to create a new role in the managing editor’s office that includes responsibility for social media, so that GNM journalists and editors have somebody to talk to for expert advice and support, including on abuse or harassment when needed.
The Guardian’s refreshed social media guidelines, while mostly relevant to editorial colleagues, apply to all GNM staff and contributors, says the company.
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