News outlets crack down on retweets

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NPR and other organizations are warning journalists that their retweets will be seen as endorsements. Jack Shafer says the real issue is control: "The advent of a new communications technology like Twitter plays hell with the editorial guidelines at news organizations because it gives independent megaphones to reporters who ordinarily couldn’t be heard unless editors stamped their approval on their copy and sent it to the wire, the printer, or pushed it over the air."

Jul. 14, 2014

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