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Al Tompkins

St Petersburg, FL
Journalist — Poynter Online
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44 years as a journalist, author, teacher @POYNTER. Licensed Drone Pilot, motorcycle lover. NEW book: Aim for the Heart -buy on Amazon website below

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@atompkins — 14,395 followers, 23,807 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

@CNVinch They did lead on 7pm feed. I don’t have a problem with not leading with it

Nov 20, 2017

CBS ran the Charlie Rose story second on the newscast. Right decision. Don't bury it. Report it. But no doubt his employers will have to answer why it took so long.

Nov 20, 2017

@CLLauderdale I would think so, and I am sure I have done worse. I am sure I have a) arrived at a story with no tape to record on b)forgotten to charge batteries c) once shot an entire story with no film in the magazine (that was a while ago obviously)

Nov 20, 2017

It didn't even take a half of a news cycle for him to be suspended - it's like you report, we suspend.

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