NY Times allows user comments

NY Times: Civil Discourse, Meet the Internet. A columns by Clark Hoyt, NY Times’ public editor on the move to allowing commenting on its articles. The NY Times is being more cautious than other such as USA Today or Washington Post. NY Times hired four part-time staffers to screen all comments before they are shown. The other two papers let reader flag an already posted comment, which will then be reviewed by an editor.

The Times’ caution drew this comment from JD Lassica on Social Media: The Times’ decision to allow reader comments on stories and editorials comes about a decade late.

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