January 7, 2014
Issues in Journalism

Los Angeles Times:

On Sunday night, a Times reporter tweeted a photo from a Samsung reception that showed the company’s rain machine misspelling the word “experience” (the falling water instead spelled “experiece”).

The image was retweeted nearly 400 times by Monday afternoon, with people making cracks about the missing N. “LEAVE SAMSUG ALOE,” one person tweeted.

Is it ethical for a journalist to report on the number of retweets she’s gotten?