Reporters banned from tweeting during GM’s shareholders conference, can tweet freely at Nissan’s

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In an attempt to win friends and influence the influencers, GM “prohibited reporters from e-mailing from within its shareholder meeting,” an obviously miffed Bloomberg reporter Tim Higgins wrote. Reporters had a choice of watching the proceedings in situ, but with a smartphone off. Or they could go to a separate room, where they were served coffee, bagels, and the meeting on monitors. They were not allowed to photograph or videotape the monitors.

The interesting part: There are people who think keeping reporters from doing their job is the right thing to do. [Continue Reading]