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Andrea McCarren, a 2007 Nieman Fellow and reporter for WUSA 9 in Washington, D.C., was forced to stay off the air recently after teenagers upset with her reports on underage drinking took to Twitter and Facebook to post hostile messages. When her own children were bullied at school, McCarren had a colleague report two of her stories. Despite the backlash, WUSA says 99 percent of the feedback it has received about McCarren’s reports has been positive and McCarren herself plans to continue her series, saying the problem of underage age drinking is simply too big to ignore.

Listen to McCarren discuss the collision of journalism and social media on CBS This Morning

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