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    Thesedays,youneverknowwhatkindofeffectthethingsyousayontheinternetmighthaveonothersaroundyou.

    Oryourself,forthatmatter.

    TakeCNNEditorOctaviaNasrforexample.OnWednesday,Ms.Nasr,whohasbeenthechiefMiddleEastcorrespondentatCNNforthelast20years,wasfiredfromherjobaftermakingthiscommentonherTwitterpageonthe4thofJuly:SadtohearofthepassingofSayyedMohammadHusseinFadlallah..OneofHezbollahsgiantsIrespectalot..

    SayyedMohammadHusseinFadlallahisoftenconsideredbymanytobeaffiliatedwithterrorism.Overthenextfewdaysthatfollowedhercontroversialanduncalculatedtweet,outrageensuedacrosstheinternet,fromTwittertoastringofpoliticalblogs,allheavilycriticizingthenowformerCNNEditorforhercareless140characterremark.

    TheoverwhelmingreactionledhertopostthisblogentryonCNN.comtwodayslater.Init,sheapologizesItssomethingIdeeplyregretandexplainsthatsheusedthewordsrespectandsadbecausetomeasaMiddleEasternwoman,FadlallahtookacontrarianandpioneeringstandamongShiaclericsonwomansrights.Hecalledfortheabolitionofthetribalsystemof honorkilling.Hecalledthepracticeprimitiveandnonproductive.HewarnedMuslimmenthatabuseofwomenwasagainstIslam.Afewparagraphslater,sheaddedthisdisclaimer:ThisdoesnotmeanIrespectedhimforwhatelsehedidorsaid.Farfromit.

    Herapologypostmighthavesufficedwithregardstothegeneralpublic,butnotforCNN.

    OnTuesday,aCNNofficialsaidthatOctaviaNasrhadmadeanerrorofjudgmentthatdidnotmeetCNNseditorialstandards.Followingthat,Ms.ParisaKhosravi,theseniorvicepresidentofinternationalnewsgatheringforCNNWorldwide,wroteinaninternalmemoonWednesdaythatafterspeakingwithNasrthatparticularmorning,wehavedecidedthatshewillbeleavingthecompanybecauseatthispoint,webelievethatherNasrscredibilityinherpositionassenioreditorforMiddleEasternaffairshasbeencompromisedgoingforward.{NewYorkTimes}

    Thisentireincidenthereisareminderthatwhatyousay,especiallyontheinternet,canalwayscomebacktohauntyou.Notjustthejournalistwhoisexpectedtobeobjectiveandunbiased,butalsototheaveragepersonathome.Thesedays,withtheinternetbeingsuchauniversalcommodityandalsosoeasilyaccessibleforeveryone,cautionshouldalwaysbeexercisedwithregardstopostinginformationonline,beitcommentsorstoriesofanykind.

    Reportingintheageofsocialmediaisevenmoreofatightropewhenyouconsiderthepressuretointeractwithviewers,andshareenoughbackgroundtoseempersonablewhilemaintaininganairofbeingunbiased.It scertainlynotcoincidentalthatnearlyeveryCNNprogramandpersonalityparticipatesonTwitterandFacebook.MichaelArringtonmakesthecaseforallowingjournaliststosharemoreopinionsformorehonestreporting,andwehavetoagree.{TechCrunch}

    Unfortunately,wearentthereyet.AndwhenyouareajournalistasprolificasOctaviaNasr,evenbriefstatementstakeonawholenewmeaning.A20yearcareerruinedbya4yearold,140charactermedium?Thatsjustcruel.

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    Thesedays,youneverknowwhatkindofeffectthethingsyousayontheinternetmighthaveonothersaroundyou.

    Oryourself,forthatmatter.

    TakeCNNEditorOctaviaNasrforexample.OnWednesday,Ms.Nasr,whohasbeenthechiefMiddleEastcorrespondentatCNNforthelast20years,wasfiredfromherjobaftermakingthiscommentonherTwitterpageonthe4thofJuly:SadtohearofthepassingofSayyedMohammadHusseinFadlallah..OneofHezbollahsgiantsIrespectalot..

    SayyedMohammadHusseinFadlallahisoftenconsideredbymanytobeaffiliatedwithterrorism.Overthenextfewdaysthatfollowedhercontroversialanduncalculatedtweet,outrageensuedacrosstheinternet,fromTwittertoastringofpoliticalblogs,allheavilycriticizingthenowformerCNNEditorforhercareless140characterremark.

    TheoverwhelmingreactionledhertopostthisblogentryonCNN.comtwodayslater.Init,sheapologizesItssomethingIdeeplyregretandexplainsthatsheusedthewordsrespectandsadbecausetomeasaMiddleEasternwoman,FadlallahtookacontrarianandpioneeringstandamongShiaclericsonwomansrights.Hecalledfortheabolitionofthetribalsystemof honorkilling.Hecalledthepracticeprimitiveandnonproductive.HewarnedMuslimmenthatabuseofwomenwasagainstIslam.Afewparagraphslater,sheaddedthisdisclaimer:ThisdoesnotmeanIrespectedhimforwhatelsehedidorsaid.Farfromit.

    Herapologypostmighthavesufficedwithregardstothegeneralpublic,butnotforCNN.

    OnTuesday,aCNNofficialsaidthatOctaviaNasrhadmadeanerrorofjudgmentthatdidnotmeetCNNseditorialstandards.Followingthat,Ms.ParisaKhosravi,theseniorvicepresidentofinternationalnewsgatheringforCNNWorldwide,wroteinaninternalmemoonWednesdaythatafterspeakingwithNasrthatparticularmorning,wehavedecidedthatshewillbeleavingthecompanybecauseatthispoint,webelievethatherNasrscredibilityinherpositionassenioreditorforMiddleEasternaffairshasbeencompromisedgoingforward.{NewYorkTimes}

    Thisentireincidenthereisareminderthatwhatyousay,especiallyontheinternet,canalwayscomebacktohauntyou.Notjustthejournalistwhoisexpectedtobeobjectiveandunbiased,butalsototheaveragepersonathome.Thesedays,withtheinternetbeingsuchauniversalcommodityandalsosoeasilyaccessibleforeveryone,cautionshouldalwaysbeexercisedwithregardstopostinginformationonline,beitcommentsorstoriesofanykind.

    Reportingintheageofsocialmediaisevenmoreofatightropewhenyouconsiderthepressuretointeractwithviewers,andshareenoughbackgroundtoseempersonablewhilemaintaininganairofbeingunbiased.It scertainlynotcoincidentalthatnearlyeveryCNNprogramandpersonalityparticipatesonTwitterandFacebook.MichaelArringtonmakesthecaseforallowingjournaliststosharemoreopinionsformorehonestreporting,andwehavetoagree.{TechCrunch}

    Unfortunately,wearentthereyet.AndwhenyouareajournalistasprolificasOctaviaNasr,evenbriefstatementstakeonawholenewmeaning.A20yearcareerruinedbya4yearold,140charactermedium?Thatsjustcruel.

    More:CNNcorrespondentfiredInternetJournalismmiddleeastOctaviaNasrSocialMediaTwitter

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    byJuly8,2010

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