Retweets, like tweets, should not be written in a way that looks like you’re expressing a personal opinion on the issues of the day. A retweet with no comment of your own can easily be seen as a sign of approval of what you’re relaying. For instance:
RT @jonescampaign smith’s policies would destroy our schools
RT @dailyeuropean at last, a euro plan that works bit.ly/xxxxx.
These kinds of unadorned retweets must be avoided.
However, we can judiciously retweet opinionated material if we make clear we’re simply reporting it, much as we would quote it in a story. Colons and quote marks help make the distinction:
RT Jones campaign now denouncing smith on education: @jonescampaign smith’s policies would destroy our schools
RT big European paper praises euro plan: @dailyeuropean “at last, a euro plan that works” bit.ly/xxxxx.
These cautions apply even if you say on your Twitter profile that retweets do not constitute endorsements.
This is a momentous occasion, a momentous anniversary. We want to, particularly for our own staff, make sure everybody is conforming to certain spellings and definitions.
If anything, the AP’s decision to start linking to original sources is a hindrance. Because now, in addition to news outlets everywhere reproducing the same exact stories, they will all include unlinkedbit.ly URLs.
For the whole article, please see 10,000 Words.
An alert photo editor noticed that the pattern on the dust repeated itself in an unlikely way and subsequent investigations revealed the visual fraud.
A freelance photographer for AP was caught manipulating sand granules in one of his photos of children playing soccer in Argentina. A memo was later sent out announcing that the photographer would no longer be associated with AP as their “reputation is paramount.”
Is this an example of technology as a double-edged sword? What does photo (or even content) manipulation say about credibility in an industry when credibility is the foundation?
Constant, real-time internet deadlines combined with satellite transmission technology mean that it is both desirable and possible to transmit images quickly.
The photographers must use good judgment as to when to keep making pictures and when to peel off to transmit. Sometimes one photographer on a story is asked to file their images early, allowing others to spend more time with the subjects. We always strive to be ‘first, right and relevant’; get great images that are relevant and accurate and deliver them first. So there is pressure to file early, however there’s no point getting inaccurate, irrelevant photos sent in record time as they’ll get lost within hours if not minutes.
Tony Hicks, Regional Photo Editor for Europe and Africa at the Associated Press, explaining one of the ways photojournalism has changed in the digital age.
He’s responding to questions from Phil Coomes, BBC Pictures Editor, who’s exploring how photojournalists can get noticed when organizations such as his receive more than 8,000 images per day from wire services, on top of what their own photographers and freelancers are submitting.
Phil Coomes, BBC, Drowning in Pictures.
Ref Bill Spooner told Rambis he’d “get it back” after a bad call. Then he made an even worse call on Rockets. That’s NBA officiating folks.
Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press, via his Twitter account after a January 24 basketball game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets.
“Rambis” is the coach of the Timberwolves and had complained about a foul called, and the subsequent points scored because of it, against his team.
Referee Bill Spooner denies the conversation and has sued Krawczynski for defamation. He seeks $75,000 in damages.