Washington Post’s Top Editor Sends Memo to Staff After Backlash Over Handling of Reporter’s Kobe Bryant Tweets

The Washington Post‘s top editor sent a memo to staffers addressing the newspaper’s social media policy on Thursday, days after the brief suspension of a reporter over tweets posted in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death drew widespread condemnation.

“We do not want social media activity to be a distraction, and we do not want it to give a false impression of the tenor of our coverage,” wrote Marty Baron, The Post‘s executive editor, in a memo obtained by CNN Business. “It is not always easy to know where to draw the line.”
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One thought on “Washington Post’s Top Editor Sends Memo to Staff After Backlash Over Handling of Reporter’s Kobe Bryant Tweets

  • February 7, 2020 at 11:33 pm
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    That last statement as far as we don’t always know where to draw the line. perhaps if the reporters would use some type of common Sense at least good common sense then it should not be all that hard to know where to draw the line. The sad part about it is the fact that good common sense is not all that common in people. That’s the reason why the editors should be doing their job as far as editing the parts and pieces as far as what should be said and what should not be said. So I have to disagree with that last statement about where do we draw the line it is easy it’s only common sense. If you try that I’m sure you will go far.

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