Is Twitter Hurting or Helping Journalism?

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According to Vox’s Ezra Klein, Twitter is making journalists both lazier and meaner. “Twitter is a functionally reactive culture,” he told Kara Swisher two months ago, “it’s a reactive product. ‘Hey, somebody said X. Come back at it. Clap back.’ I think it’s created a more reactive take economy.” Not only that, but journalists no longer go out to seek stories waiting to be told, according to Klein. “You got to be…

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