Sarah Jeong and the Need for Newsrooms to Stand Up Against Online Harassment

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I know what it feels like to be in the crosshairs of “the mob,” online and otherwise, black and white. It’s not pleasant. But there’s no reason for a journalist to respond in kind.

That tension was at the heart of the Sarah Jeong flap after she was recently hired by the New York Times and a group began digging through her Twitter account and exposed numerous unpleasant things she tweeted about white people.

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