I have received an illuminating response to my post on regional newpaper giant Newsquest’s new ‘social networking policy’ – from the company’s ‘managing director, digital media’, Roger Green.
In that post, I accused Newquest of potentially turning its excellent tweeting reporters into rule breakers with its ‘retrograde diktats’. The policy was shelved within 48 hours.
When I enquired whether this had been a result of the furore it caused, Mr Green emailed me to say that he hadn’t seen the policy but its critics were guilty of mischievous “Newsquest-bashing spin”.
Oddly, he defended the document using words that were nearly identical to those used by blog trolls ‘Morrow666′ and ‘Doris Archer’ here and here. I wonder how Morrow and Doris could have been so well acquainted with the company line?
I print his entire response here and my response below that: Continue reading