Mediatwits #95: Hate Speech and Miss America: Where Do Publishers Draw the Line? by mediashift published on 2013/09/20 19:26:59 +0000 In the digital age, speed is key. So when an event is unfolding – say, the crowning of the new Miss America, or a mass shooting in the capital – online communities respond almost instantaneously. The media is never too far behind, often feeding off social media. This past Sunday, the Miss America Pageant crowned Nina Davuluri, its first winner of Indian descent. And while some corners of the Internet cheered, other netizens let loose a torrent of racist tweets, which were featured in a BuzzFeed post. The following day, Twitter and media outlets responded to the Washington Navy Yard shooting by disseminating a picture that turned out to be unrelated to the day’s violence (and was later found to be related to the shooting). Where should media outlets draw the line when publishing material from social media and anonymous comments? For this episode, our special guests include BuzzFeed’s Ryan Broderick, Reddit general manager Erik Martin and Kelly McBride of Poynter. MediaShift’s Mark Glaser will host, along with regulars Monica Guzman of Geekwire and Seattle Times and Andrew Lih of American University.