Newspaper editor quits via Twitter

And with that, the editor of India’s The Hindu newspaper appears to have quit Monday morning, or at least announced he was doing so to his 60,418 followers. Siddharth Varadarajan spoke here in 2012 about what he hoped to do at The Hindu.

According to a 2011 piece in the Wall Street Journal by Tripti Lahiri, The Hindu was in the midst of a family feud around the time Varadarajan was named editor.

Varadarajan’s resignation, if truly given over Twitter, is certainly notable, but doesn’t quite beat Marina Shifrin’s interpretive dance notice to Next Media Animation.

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  • sallyduros

    Frankly, I think certain acts demand a truly human, interactive approach, i.e. pick up a phone or have an in person meeting. Quitting a job is one that requires a personal resignation. There’s way too much “hiding” behind social and email.

  • quotidian

    I think we’ve outgrown the notion that something is remarkable because it occurs on Twitter. Would this be a headline if he had resigned “on email”?