Snarky Tweets Might Be Damaging Serious Journalism

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One of the Huffington Post’s senior editors, Craig Kanalley, has written an article he’s thought about writing a few times before: Are Journalists Joking Too Much On Twitter?  Kanalley is careful to avoid seeming uptight, but he’s troubled by the prevalence of snarky tweets coming from journalists regarding serious news.  He points to some journalists who have been fired for tweets meant to be seen as jokes.  Rather than openly condemning jokey journalists, Kanalley wants a discussion about the interaction of humor with journalism to bloom.

About Michael Juliani

Michael Juliani is a senior studying Print and Digital Journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He's a senior news editor and executive producer for Neon Tommy and an associate editor and contributor for the Online Journalism Review. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Huffington Post, among other places.