Joshua Benton Talks With Dean Baquet About the New York Times and Twitter

From a story on niemanlab.org by Joshua Benton headlined “The New York Times would really like its reporters to stop scrolling and get off Twitter (at least once in a while)”:

Enough with all the tweeting already!

That’s how I’d summarize The New York Times’ new guidelines on how its journalists use Twitter. This morning, in a series of memos from executive editor Dean Baquet and deputy managing editor Cliff Levy, the Times made it clear that it would like staffers to shoo away the little blue bird on their phones — or at least not feed it as often.