Fox News Blocks Staffers From Using Gchat, AIM…For Nearly A Decade
Earlier this week FishbowlDC reported the changes were made recently, but FNC employees, are blocked from using the services due to a News Corp. directive.
For nearly a decade, it has been a News Corp. directive that employees are not allowed to use any instant messaging applications. During my time at FNC as an intern and production assistant in 2005-2006, the only way to communicate through chat-like services was internally, through iNEWS “top lines” to fellow employees. That appears to remain the only method of instant chatting.
The FBDC story was picked up in a couple outlets. An FNC insider tells Mediaite: “I guess when something is 10 years old it’s still news to FishbowlDC.”
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