News Organizations Have a Social Media Problem

From the Poynter Report with Tom Jones:

Last week, The Washington Post had a messy controversy. One of its better-known reporters retweeted a sexist and homophobic tweet and it was noted by another Post reporter.

Then, for several days, the drama over it all — which I wrote about at length — played out on Twitter. The reporter who retweeted the offensive tweet was suspended; the reporter who called him out was ultimately fired; and the executive editor of the paper, Sally Buzbee, sent out two memos that essentially told staffers to be mindful of how they treat each other on social media.