Canadian Press releases its social media policy

friend“Supervisors should not ask to be Facebook friends with staff who report to them. It creates an awkward situation where the person being asked may feel obligated to approve. … On the flipside, it’s perfectly acceptable for a staffer to ask their supervisor to friend them on Facebook — the power relationship is reversed — with the proviso that nobody is under any obligation to approve.”

* Read the Canadian Press Social Media Policy (
* Read what my Facebook friends/subscribers say about this policy (