Should Journalists Adopt Politically Charged Hashtags?

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Soon after news of the Charlie Hebdo shooting broke in January, one photo dominated journalists’ social media feeds.

 

An image of ‘Je suis Charlie’ (I am Charlie) written on a black background was posted by journalists and others horrified by the terrorist attack that saw 10 Charlie Hebdo staff and two police officers shot dead at the organisation’s offices in Paris.

 

The related hashtag, #jesuischarlie, also became a way of keeping up with the latest developments to the story, as police chased the attackers.

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