"@journalism_live and twitter is not overseen by an editor - so there are potential problems. blogs are checked before publication #ch4"I can't believe all the BBC's twitterers are double-checked either. Clearly no one ran a 'second pair of eyes' over this recent effort from Peter Horrocks.
But imagine the volume of new editorial work that would be created if everything had to be placed under the nose of an editor. And it's hardly worth mentioning the obvious fact that such procedures would render using Twitter in any meaningful way virtually impossible.
I think journalists are just going to have to take individual responsibility.
As Guru-Murthy had said earlier in the interview: "I can't see any real problems, as long as you apply all your normal standards and rules".
All very well in theory, in practice it might not be so straightforward. Twitter is a fast-paced conversational tool; making a serious mistake is far from inconceivable.
When asked if he would be interested in writing a blog Guru-Murthy said: "not right now. I think i'm better suited to twitter! a blog is hard work - and i write a daily email when on #ch4"