Adventures in Social Media
“OMG @OneDirection’s new song leaked!” might sound like something a giddy tween would tweet, but it was actually tweeted by the Daily News’s official account.
Then there was this gem: “Teacher fired after taking teens for penis piercings. There’s a picture of him going all: ¯\_( )_/¯”
And this one too: “Is this _really_ why @TaylorSwift13 said STFU at the VMAs?”
Like, OMG! If that doesn’t sound exactly how a 93-year-old newspaper ought to talk, the struggle to find a Twitter voice is not unique to @nydailynews.
off the record
It’s safe to say that Matthew Callan, a 34-year-old book production editor, was no one’s go-to source for commentary when CNN anchor Anderson Cooper came out July 2. But in the Twitter tizzy to cover the breaking (if not surprising) news, at least two news outlets published a quip by Mr. Callan—only they attributed it to New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane.
Mr. Callan is the tweeter behind @TimesPublicEdit, a parody of Mr. Brisbane, whose handle is @thepubliceditor. Mr. Callan began the account in January, shortly after The Times published Mr. Brisbane now-infamous column, “Should the Times Be a Truth Vigilante?” asking if newspapers ought to fact-check all remarks made by newsmakers.
Former Fox Mole Joe Muto reappeared on Slate last week, writing about the verisimilitude of Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO Series, The Newsroom.
“I spent almost eight years working in cable news before I decided earlier this year to exit the industry in a quiet, dignified fashion, so naturally the show piqued my curiosity,” he wrote. “Sorkin deserves credit for Read More