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Social Media Guidelines
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The following will not be allowed:
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- Child pornography
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Unnamed Sources Policy
TSPR will identify news sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources. TSPR will consider sources' motives before promising anonymity. We reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution, or other harm, and have information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. TSPR will explain why anonymity is granted.
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Story Removal Or Change Requests
Our newsroom aims to balance the duty to inform the public with the harm that might do an individual later. As such, our newsroom will listen to requests to remove or change older stories from our website.
TSPR preferentially links to documents hosted on the TSPR website. In cases where government documents are available (e.g. legal filings, database listings, etc.) reporters and editors should endeavor to copy those documents and upload them to TSPR’s site rather than link to an external website. For documents that are static in nature and not subject to alteration on a government or other public body site, it is still permissible, though not preferred, to link to that external site.
TSPR reporters and editors will not link to external social media that is readily editable (such as Facebook). If such documents are relevant to a story, a screen capture, or a copy of the text should be saved as a PDF to the TSPR website and linked to from there.
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TSPR Friends Advisory Board
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