NEW YORK (TheStreet) - When I was in journalism school, 35 years ago, we talked a lot about credibility.
Credibility is something you build brick by brick, day by day. But it can all come tumbling down with a single mistake.
I've seen that throughout my career. An attention deficit can be a huge burden to a journalist, because although I may have written more interesting copy than my co-workers, I also made mistakes. I paid for them with my jobs, and lost my credibility.
Which I then proceeded to build back, brick by brick and day by day.In the age of social media, we're all journalists. And we all have credibility accounts that can be quickly depleted, based not just on our actions but on how we react to things. When we screw up, it's better to take the hit than to deny the stupid things we do.
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