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Transformation in channels of news delivery and the ascendence of the blogger-reporter raise challenges for citizens and the Republic. The JUST Journalsim Section examines the nascent obligations of those who shape public opinion and purvey "news" in emerging media.

Marty PerlmutterPatricia Mendoza

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Aug132012

Where to Find the Awkward Tweets Politicians Deleted

Eric Randall 
The Atlantic Wire, May 30, 2012

The Sunlight Foundation just launched a really fun, vast new site called "Politiwoops" that collects all the tweets that politicians have deleted from their Twitter feeds in the past six months. As Sunlight, which is dedicated to government transparency, explains in a blog post unveiling the site, the collection of thousands of tweets includes hacked missives,typos, and awkward lines that didn't land well. There's Rep. Jeff Miller asking, "Was President Obama born in the United States?" There's President Obama promoting articles in The Atlantic.(And then backtracking!) The site is very elegantly built, seeming to operate a lot like Twitter itself.

Who among us hasn't felt the sinking feeling when you hit send and realize that perhaps you shouldn't have? Read more…

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