More reporters turning away from Twitter

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Journalists are naturally drawn to Twitter. It’s fast and thrives on news. It’s a must-have for news junkies.

But Poynter is highlighting some reporters who are making an effort to spend less time with Twitter.

“…for all the value journalists can extract from Twitter, they can also fall victim to its less savory aspects: engaging in petty squabbles over esoteric issues; fielding bigotry and bad-faith attacks from anonymous users and bots; enduring relentless brain stimulation that can distort perception and distract from more pressing responsibilities.”

This is far from a huge movement of journalists against Twitter, but it’s an interesting development to track the relationship evolves between journalists and social media.