aaron sorkin

Tim Bradshaw

Is social media the death of news reporting or its saviour?

If you ask screenwriters David Simon (The Wire) and Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing and Facebook movie The Social Network), Twitter and other social networks are sacrificing depth for speed – but Piers Morgan, the newspaper editor turned talk-show host, reckons a single tweet added half a million viewers to an onscreen interview with Charlie Sheen.