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Taking Flight from Twitter

Oct 13, 2020

Poynter reported that more and more journalists have either abandoned Twitter or at least cut back on how much they use it.

Poynter said reporters view Twitter as a valuable resource for finding information and sharing information, but reporters also feel they can fall victim to its less savory aspects such as engaging in petty squabbles and dealing with bigotry and bad-faith attacks from anonymous users.

The Shop Talk panelists share their thoughts about Twitter and how it is used by President Trump.

Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues.  This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.

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