When Social Media Goes Wrong, Vol. 1225


By Chris Ariens Comment

Once again, a reporter is using social media in a tasteless way. Standing atop what’s left of a vacant home believed to have been torched by a serial arsonist in St. Augustine, FL, WTLV/WJXX reporter Lisa Robbins showed off her “rubber boots for the debris” this morning. We’re all for reporters taking us behind the scenes of the stories they cover, but posing for an Instagram at a murder scene or taking a fashion shot at an arson investigation is just tacky.

A few months ago MediabistroTV put together a video called Three Tips for Maintaining a Social Media Presence while Keeping Your Job. It’s after the jump…

> Update: Robbins has deleted the Tweet, but the text remains (above) as does this image: