Stop using Twitter quotes

Journalists at the Miami Herald have attacked editors who rely on Twitter for quotes.

Staff at the Herald said they felt the inclusion of inane tweets undermines important stories and ruins the front page, using space that should be given to relevant quotes.

Editors are being urged to be more selective about which Twitter quotes are included, to keep stories relevant to the paper’s “dwindling pool of readers”.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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