01 September 2010

US - Journalist suspended after Twitter hoax

A Washington Post sports columnist was suspended for a month after the newspaper concluded that he was too cavalier with the publication's reputation when he intentionally used his Twitter account to plant a false story. Mike Wise, a well-known columnist at The New York Times before moving to the Post, was out to illustrate how sloppy sports journalism has become in the age of shoot-first blogging and social networking.