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

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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.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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