Journalists react to the Rocky Mountain News Twittering a funeral

For tweet's sake.

Word that the Rocky Mountain News tasked a reporter with using the Twitter micro-blogging service to provide minute-by-minute commentary at the Wednesday funeral of three-year-old Marten Kudlis has triggered plenty of outrage in the larger journalism community. Prime example: a busy thread at, which finds several scribes calling for anyone involved in the decision to be fired. Sample their anger and frustration here. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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