A few weeks ago, in the wake of the reassignment of theater reviewer (and CP film reviewer) Tricia Olszewski after supposedly insulting the local theater community, we ran down a few things freelancers might want to keep in mind, since the Post has never promulgated a blogging policy for stringers.
Turns out the Post has now codified their freelance blogging policy. Sort of.
In an e-mail sent to Style reviewers on March 22, Arts Editor John Pancake wrote that “you and I have pay close attention to what we and do in public. We have to avoid statements or actions that could compromise or seem to compromise our fairness….[I]n this world of blogs and online chats, please think about what you are posting for the world’s 3 billion people to see.”
But Pancake stopped short of a no-blog policy, leaving staffers with this thought: “We’re all in this together, so be careful out there. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to give me a call.”