Friday, January 14, 2011

Journalistic objectivity suspended briefly at Miami Herald

The Miami Herald's journalistic objectivity was suspended briefly Friday when a tweet was sent out that looked like it was written by a 14 year-old school girl rather than an objective journalist.

"It was deleted less than 4 minutes after it was first posted, but has been retweeted repeatedly -- lucky me, I got a screencap!," writes a sharp-eyed Random Pixels reader.

A few minutes later an adult took charge of the Twitter feed and sent out this correction:


  1. It's very important to make sure you're logged into the correct Twitter account.

  2. It might have been written by a 14 year old. They've gotten rid of half the staff and are using interns and underpaid, overworked, inexperienced "journalists."


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