In a world where media is becoming the center of attention, many look past the things that go on behind the scenes in mass communication. News journalists in a print-only world could separate their work and personal lives. As long as they didn’t say the wrong things to the wrong person, they did not have to worry when they left the office.
This all changes with social media. Sites like Facebook and Twitter started as a way to connect people, but have now shifted to sources of news. To someone from my high school, I am Mary Anderson, the girl they had gym class with. But to employers, I could be a future face of their company.
Here is what The NY Times has done to take precautions against this: