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CNN’s Roland Martin resurfaces tweeting concerns

Good reading:

CNN suspends Martin for homophobic tweets:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/cnns-roland-martin-suspended-for-homophobic-tweets/2012/02/08/gIQA3F8OzQ_blog.html

Poynter Institute: what journalists need to know about libelous tweets:

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/141987/what-journalists-need-to-know-about-libelous-tweets/

AP’s guide to using social media:

http://www.ap.org/pages/about/pressreleases/pr_110311b.html

SocialMediaGuidelinesNov.2011

NYTimes reporter ‘crowdsources’ ID of a rare bomb

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/can-you-name-this-cluster-bomb/?smid=tw-nytimes

Memphis police delete photog’s cell phone pictures

http://bit.ly/xYqHoa

Faced with closure, the estimated $150,000 that the Premont, Tex., school district would spend during the next year on spring and fall sports, including football, could no longer be justified. http://nyti.ms/A0Xrtp

Mitt Romney would rank anoong the richest presidents ever – USAToday

http://usat.ly/xlhVhi

Slow Freedom of Information answers a shade on window into Washington – NYTimes

http://nyti.ms/A0pRE8

Texas Senate committees push boundaries on social media – Statesman

http://bit.ly/z9tqHP

Silencing cheers, to save troubled school district

Faced with closure, the estimated $150,000 that the Premont, Tex., school district would spend during the next year on spring and fall sports, including football, could no longer be justified.

http://nyti.ms/A0Xrtp

Connecticut mayor apologizes for ‘taco’ comment

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/25/us/AP-US-Police-Discrimination-Conn.html?hp

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The mayor of a Connecticut community roiled by allegations of police discrimination against Hispanics is under fire for saying he “might have tacos” as a way to do something for those minorities.

East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo initially defended his response Tuesday to a reporter’s question and said it was being unfairly twisted. He later apologized, saying he’d had a long day of interviews after the FBI arrested four of his town’s police officers on charges of depriving Latinos of their constitutional rights.

How the wrong Paterno story got reported

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/160370/how-onward-state-evolved-from-online-coffee-house-to-breaking-news/

‘Innovative’ student media wrongly reports Paterno death

Let’s talk about this online Penn State news site that rejects “sacred journalism traditions, quaint rituals like editing, striving for objectivity, and verifying rumors before publication.”

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/160280/college-news-site-that-misreported-joe-paterno-death-heralded-as-future-of-student-media/

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