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New York Times Hires a Social Media Editor

FishbowlNY has the story about the New York Times’ new social media editor – and here, we thought Brian Stelter already had that job. Anyway, Jennifer Preston is her name and some critics are already calling her The Times‘ Twitter cop.

“I’ll be keeping everyone up to date with the rapid changes in this new medium,” Preston tells FBNY’s Amanda Ernst, noting that Twitter and other social media sites can be “an absolutely fabulous tool” for journalists to use.

Preston’s hire was announced, where else, on Twitter.

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