Journo Twitter’s Take on HuffPo Moving Trump Coverage to Entertainment

An instantly polarizing, attention-grabbing move.

The Huffington Post has made its opinion about Donald Trump‘s campaign clear. In a brief post this morning, Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and editorial director Danny Shea announced they were moving coverage of Donald Trump from the politics section to the entertainment section.

After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington Post’s political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump’s campaign is a sideshow. We won’t take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you’ll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.

Among journalists, the decision immediately ignited discussion, as do basically all Trump-related matters.

One fan of the decision is longtime horse-race journalism critic and NYU professor Jay Rosen.

Daily Beast political reporter Olivia Nuzzi was decidedly not in favor.

An interesting conversation transpired between them on the role of the press as decision maker, what powers it should and shouldn’t employ for elections coverage and what powers it actually possesses.

Here are some of the other opinions on display on journo Twitter.

What do you think of HuffPo’s decision? Stunt? Legit? Brilliant? Ill-advised? Let us know in the comments.

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