December 15, 2014

One of the things that happens every time we write about comments and changes to comments and the end of comments is those stories get lots of comments. That’s true today for The Week, which announced that as of Jan. 1, you’ll have to take your comments to social media. “Ironically,” AC03 wrote, “I feel the need to comment on this article.”

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CNN and Mother Jones also got some nods.

When Reuters announced it was ending comments in November, more than 30 people had comments, many saying they were done with Reuters.

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In both sets of comments, some commenters note that they won’t be headed to Facebook or Twitter because they don’t use them. On Monday, Adam Hochberg wrote for Poynter on news sites, including the L.A. Times, that are making comments on sites harder to find.

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Kristen Hare teaches local journalists the critical skills they need to serve and cover their communities as Poynter's local news faculty member. Before joining faculty…
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