CBS stations stop tweeting about Dorner


The San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Office has asked the press to stop tweeting because “it is hindering officer safety.” CBS stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles have agreed to the request.

From: Parker, Jim B
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:11 PM
To: @KPIX News Managers; @KPIX News Producers; @KPIX News Assign. Editors; @KCBS-AM News Mgrs-News Desk
Cc: Rosenheim, Dan; Cavagnaro, Edmund W; @SF TV Radio Web
Subject: RE: Tweets About Big Bear Standoff

Update – CBS LA and CBS SF are ceasing all tweeting at this time as it relates to Dorner/Big Bear.

Earlier memo:

From: Parker, Jim B
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:49 PM
To: @KPIX News Managers; @KPIX News Producers; @KPIX News Assign. Editors; @KCBS-AM News Mgrs-News Desk
Cc: Rosenheim, Dan; Cavagnaro, Edmund W; @SF TV Radio Web
Subject: Tweets About Big Bear Standoff
Importance: High

FYI– The San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Office has “asked all members of the press to stop tweeting immediately. It is hindering officer safety.”

It sounds like there is concern that Dorner may be monitoring Twitter for information as he as holed up in a cabin at Big Bear.

After consulting with CBS Local VP Andy Lindenauer, we will going forward for now “tweet our coverage – but not details as to what’s happening.”

Again, just wanted to make you all aware.

Thanks,
Jim

Jim Parker
Director of Operations
CBS Local Digital Media, SF

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