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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How far is too far?

A sports editor in Indiana is having his ethics called into question because of a tweet he launched, urging a local prep standout to attend Butler, his alma mater. This really isn't a big deal in my eyes. Social media has erased the newsprint barricade between readers and writers and we're encouraged to be more conversational — even if that conversation is in a joking manner.
Jason Whitlock, a writer, on the other hand, is a different situation. As a credible source, falsifying news and rumor mongering has no place in journalism.
That was too far.


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