Matthew Keys writes that Reuters gave him several reasons for dismissing him, including the fact that he tweeted information he'd heard over police scanners during the manhunt for the Boston bombings suspects. Keys tweeted on Monday that the news service had let him go.
"I’ve stated before I was unaware of several media reports sourcing law enforcement regarding scanner traffic," Keys writes. "As soon as I learned about the reports, I erred on the side of caution and stopped tweeting information heard over the scanner." He continues:
It’s unclear if any law enforcement official or agency reached out to Reuters to make the same request reported by other news organizations, but Reuters has made it clear that it does not need to independently reach out to law enforcement before complying with a request — if CBS News reports it, that’s good enough for Reuters.(more...)