Brian Stelter accidentally tweets tip about Amanpour leaving 'This Week'

New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter had an awkward Twitter moment this afternoon when he accidentally tweeted to his 97,000 followers that he had heard that Christiane Amanpour would be departing as host of ABC's "This Week." (Stelter was right, ABC and CNN announced Tuesday evening.) Though he was embarrassed, other journalists said he was merely using Twitter as a reporting tool, as many have praised NPR's Andy Carvin for doing in reporting on the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. So what was it, a gaffe? An example of reporting in the open? Both? After reading what happened, share your thoughts below.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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