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Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports
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Without journalists on Twitter:

@Fahrenthold’s investigation of the Trump Foundation would have lost a powerful research tool.

Guantánamo would have gotten much darker without @CarolRosenberg’s live feed.

The NY trial of Reza Zarrab would have been largely censored in Turkey.
On Twitter, reporter @BradHeath’s creation of the @big_cases bot connected more people with the raw records of our public institutions than perhaps any other act of journalism in memory.
Large swaths of the Chelsea Manning court-martial would have had no public record without journalists tweeting developments at hearings that got little coverage (and no official transcript).
There’s been a lot said and written about the potential for nuance in 280 characters, but threads afford more opportunity for context than 800 to 1,200 words.

Or even #longreads.
Stipulated: Twitter -like any forum- breeds a lot of rancor, sexism, racism, bickering, charlatanism, self-promotion and speculation. These require open discussion about self-care and professional ethics about how to engage on the platform.

It’s value, though, is undeniable.
* Its

An extremely embarrassing error to be sure. (I still believe that Twitter should not have an edit button, and our mistakes should stay there and taunt us.)

One more correction: Zarrab “case.” He pleaded guilty before trial.

Regret the errors.
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