Talking about Online Comments with The Salt Lake Tribune

By | March 14, 2014

As a follow up to my Poynter piece about online audience participation and some lessons news websites can learn from talk radio, The Salt Lake Tribune invited me to participate in a Google chat about online comments.

Streamed live on Mar 10, 2014.

“Like newspapers across the country, The Salt Lake Tribune has grappled with its online comment boards. Defenders maintain the space is the ultimate free-speech zone, a place readers can gather to dissect the news of the day and offer a diversity of opinion and perspective. Opponents argue comment boards devolve into a space that’s rude and crass, a breeding ground for mudslingers and Web trolls. Tribune Deputy Editor Tim Fitzpatrick, Tribune Web moderator Amy Lewis and University of Connecticut journalism professor Marie K. Shanahan join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the good, bad and ugly of online comments.”

More information: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/57647643-231/tribune-boards-comment-comments.html.csp


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