In 2013, Steve Ladurantaye, then a media reporter for The Globe and Mail wrote a list of 26 Twitter rules for journalists. The first and last were the same: “You are one tweet away from being fired.”
On Wednesday, Ladurantaye, now at the CBC, was fired as a result of a tweet. Well, not fired exactly, so much as reassigned to a position of substantially less prestige and authority: moved from managing editor in charge of rebooting flagship news program The National to a role in the CBC’s “Content Experience area.”
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