Reader's Corner

Everyone seems to hate online reader comments. Here’s why I treasure them.


In a recent column in The Washington Post, Margaret Sullivan, media columnist, writes: "I find value in reader comments that can't be adequately reproduced elsewhere. The argument that the conversation has migrated to Facebook and Twitter is flawed. Those are good places for discussion, but they are no substitute for having discussion take place where the story itself lives. I'm convinced that many smart readers with something to contribute will not follow a story onto social media to talk about it. News organizations should fix online comments rather than ditch them."

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