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Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_NYU)
I was going to make a post basically saying this same thing a few minutes ago, but got disillusioned with it. JR was able to put it simpler and better than I could have. -A
Post about local man shot in the chest on Facebook: 4 comments in 20 minutes.
Post about local restaurant closing: 23 comments in 9 minutes.
UPDATE: 44 comments in an hour.
WHEN KMART TWEETED THEIR CONDOLENCES ABOUT THE NEWTOWN SHOOTING, AND THEN INCLUDED A PROMOTIONAL HASHTAG.
Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times Public Editor, addressed the decision to have social media posts by New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren edited before being published. Rudorden’s posts regarding Israel and Palestine on Facebook and Twitter have been criticized for being “too casual” and not sensitive to the delicate political situation.
Sullivan calls the decision to assign editorial oversight “a necessary step” in order “to capitalize on the promise of social media’s engagement with readers while not exposing The Times to a reporter’s unfiltered and unedited thoughts.”
Poynter looks at the decision to edit the reporter’s social media posts in a broader context. Jeff Sonderman argues that on beats that cover divisive issues, like Israel and Palestine, “prior editing of social media can be a smart move” but then goes on to say that editing every social media post is “probably unreasonable and impractical, and may inhibit reporters’ overall level of usage and experimentation.”
What do you think? Should journalists have their social media posts looked over before they publish them?
So over on Buzzfeed they’ve got this story about IDF soldiers getting ready for conflict and Instagramming the preparations.
These are some of the strangest photographs I think I’ve ever seen, Buzzfeed calls them “surreal.”
We often talk about kids going to war, and we see the candid shots of crying soldiers happy to see their families, and the publicity photos of those same young people standing at perfect attention. But these stick with me more, because I don’t see young soldiers here. I see teenagers the way they want to be seen. Cute, silly, tough, carefree, all sorts of things. These are kids marching off to war, and they’ve got smiles on their faces.