NYT hires social media editor, won’t be a Twitter cop

Former New York Times regional sections editor Jennifer Preston has been named the paper’s first social media editor. Times deputy managing editor Jon Landman denies Gawker’s speculation that Preston’s job will be to clamp down on staffers’ Twittering of meetings. “[The hiring is] about helping everybody figure out how to use social media as a tool for journalists.”|| Read Landman’s memo and Preston’s tweets.

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