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USA Today Joins ESPN in Telling Writers to Shut Down Political Messaging on Social Media


Perhaps USA Today has been reading the tea leaves and decided that the future of sports reporting is better off concentrating on sports and less on politics.

Sports Illustrated reports that an email from the international news outlet’s editor-in-chief, Patty Michalski, instructed senior editors to put the brakes on their sports writers sharing political views on social media.

“While personality and conversational language are encouraged, let’s keep in mind that no one outside of those who are paid here to share opinion should express political views on personal social media accounts, even if your account is private and even if you don’t report on politics,” Michalski wrote. – READ MORE

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