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.