What ethical challenges arise when social media and political reporting collide?

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Election 2012 is fraught with distortions and distractions. Media coverage serves an electorate ever more in need of accurate, relevant information, and increasingly accustomed to getting news and voicing their desires and demands instantly and online. How does this affect political coverage – researching, reporting, tweeting, contextualizing, responding? How have you handled the challenges?

This is part of a series of discussions to lay groundwork for a political coverage best practices guide.