Is covering Twitter serious journalism?

October 01, 2012

Is anyone disturbed by the current trend of journalists reporting on social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, as if their contents were important breaking news?

Does The Sun not aspire to be a respected, award-winning purveyor of serious journalism? If so, then please explain the purpose of reporting on one lone individual's tasteless tweet about Torrey Smith.

Drawing any attention whatever to this inane tweet led to more reporting on Twitter's apology and Johns Hopkins' statement of disavowal.

Filter, filter, filter! Be a real paper and cover actual news, or be a tabloid and cover trash. You can't be both.

Michelle Alston, Baltimore

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