Taglines & 280 Characters: Is This Modern Journalism?

Recording: Taglines & 280 Characters: Is This Modern Journalism?, Mar 13, 2018


In the era of Twitter journalism, how can a reporter’s online presence & political commentary help or hurt their career & accountability? The New York Times, now, has strict social media rules in place for its on-staff writers: no expressing partisan opinions or editorializing on issues the outlet is covering. What impact have Trump’s tweets had on the profession & unbiased reporting? How effective is the so-called “Resistance” that has emerged on Twitter post-2016 election? This session will address the evolving role that social media has played in the profession of journalism.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate