This Week's Merge: The Danger Of Walking Around With Live Mics
January 21, 2015 at 8:03 AM (PT)
JACOBS MEDIA Dir./Digital and Social Strategies and MERGE author LORI LEWIS writes, "There's nothing like the NFL Playoff season to serve as a reminder of social incivility. The lack of discipline among sports fans in the social space isn’t anything new but the level of viciousness continues to shock me.
"It's as if everyone has given themselves permission to operate emotionally, without filters, regardless of the impact from hate-filled words.
"But know this: 'My bad' is no longer sufficient.
"People expect more from celebrity types -- including radio personalities -- and they should. Just because you’re typing something and not saying it to someone’s face does not make it less offensive."
MERGE is written to help assist the radio and record industry in the social and digital space.