How Not To Use Twitter

Person gets a job at Cisco.  Person tweets that they’re not all that excited about job.  Person gets tweeted back at by Cisco employee.  Person does not get job. Person then learns a lesson and shares it with others: Should Tim Levad have backed off? Not necessarily; it was crass of me to say what I did…

Charlie Gibson On Media

Charlie Gibson doesn’t get it either, really, and Mark Biggs calls him out on it: Gibson began with a somber rehash of newspapers cutting jobs and going out of business. “The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is gone — gone,” he said with dramatic effect. After blaming young people for getting their news online for free, he went on…

Newspapers: Adapt Or Die

Sen. Chap Petersen chimes in on yesterday’s Washington Post coverage on the lack of journalists: Should anyone care if news reporting dies out? That’s a great question.  Not everyone is obsessed by the state legislature.  However, on a day-to-day basis, it has more impact on the lives of Virginians than any other political body.  We write  the criminal laws,  the health laws,…

The Washington Post Is Afraid Of Change

The last week has seen a bombardment of articles from newspapers crying about how necessary they are for the sake of society and community.  Two recent examples out of The Washington Post point out that newspapers coverthe police and the legislature better than anyone else can ever hope to.  In the latter, Marc Fisher writes: Across the nation,…