Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.
Most people would probably agree with what US President Barack Obama called singer Kanye West after the latter ruined Taylor Swift’s moment at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Obama’s “jackass” comment, however, was supposed to be off the record, but it ended up on Twitter (the post has since been taken down). This once again shows the impact of New Media and microblogging tools such as Twitter on mainstream media and the rules that have governed traditional media coverage. In fact, the incident is provoking a debate on standards for journalism in the age of Twitter.
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