Philadelphia news anchor Joyce Evans quickly found herself the subject of ridicule and animosity Sunday night after she posted the above Tweet comparing a shooting that left six wounded to the television show “Breaking Bad.”
See the Storify below to follow the immediate negative reaction and how she tried to handle it, by telling people they didn’t get the point.
A chase, a wreck, a manhunt. That was the scene on Ladson Road near North Charleston today.
I found out about it within minutes not because the police released information or because I saw it on a news site, but because several people tweeted about it.
That’s the world we live in now: even journalists lean on social media sites to help track and report stories because news travels so fast. If you’ve been following the Ladson Road story you’ll notice that the questions about what happened outnumbered the answers.
Ladson Road at Miles Jamison???Anybody know WTH is going on?? #chstraffic
When Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks finally ended at 1 a.m. Thursday – after 3 overtimes – the jobs of many journalists, especially those with the NBC affiliates, were just getting started
I put together a Storify story below showing how those anchors and reporters managed to keep themselves busy while they waited two hours for someone – anyone – to score.
Post and Courier reporter Natalie Caula also reported today that Walton filed a similar complaint against a North Charleston police officer a year ago but the department determined the complaint to be unfounded.
And yes, as a courtesy, I asked her for her permission before I reprinted her Tweet here but the question remains: Should I have?
It’s kind of hard to expect privacy when you publicly post something on a social medium where sharing is a rule, not an exception.
On the other hand, even I would find it a bit jarring to see one of my tweets quoted on a newscast or a blog or in another newspaper without any warning. At the least, I’d expect a tweet back letting me know or asking me to expand on my point beyond 140 characters. That seems easy and fair. That’s why our policy is to essentially stick to the Golden Rule: “Do unto others …”
Which of the above Twitter accounts belongs to South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney? None of them. Not even this next one, which has more than 51,000 followers. (Update as of 1/23/13: The account below has been suspended by Twitter.)
It’s actually the one below, as verified by teammate DJ Swearinger.