Hacks Denied Work Time Access to Facebook

And there was us thinking most journalists working at The Scotsman newspaper – and sister titles, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News – were constantly tracking allmediascotland.com on their internet (they might well be, when a new look is soon launched).

But it has been revealed – thanks to an internal memo – that allmediascotland.com has a rather impressive rival: Facebook.

Or make that past tense, since the papers' owners have blocked access.

The memo will help explain: “A recent review has revealed that over 50 per cent of Johnston Press' outward internet traffic is to the social networking site, Facebook. The [Johnston] group
has therefore decided….to block the site. Journalists who require access should seek approval from their departmental head, who should contact the Group Helpdesk to have the permission restored.”


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