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Why the love for Romenesko?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by doodah, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. doodah

    doodah Guest

    He got fired from Poynter and is a so-called "disgraced journalist" but it seems many people here love him.
     
  2. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    Because he writes his gamers chronologically. Same with his sidebar/features.
     
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I'm one of 'em doodah, but engaging you further with reasons is a thing I'd rather not get sucked into.
     
  4. doodah

    doodah Guest

    No, please tell me. I want to know why so many people like this dude.
     
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    We like him better than we like you.
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Have you read his blog on a daily basis?
     
  7. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I don't have time right now, but I do feel you have misrepresented his departure from Poynter. I'll try to follow up a bit later.
     
  8. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    I've got some time, so I'll jump on the grenade.

    He was not fired; after the ginned-up controversy that the Poynter Institute created, he resigned a few weeks ahead of a previously announced plan to leave. He's not a "disgraced journalist"; most industry observers believe Poynter created a much-ado-about-nothing reason in an effort to damage his reputation when it learned he would be starting his own (competing) media blog after his pending departure. And people like him because he knows what the hell is going on in the media business.
     
  9. doodah

    doodah Guest

    What did Poynter create?
     
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Hand wringing.
     
  11. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    Sigh. There's a cool new research tool -- it's called Google -- that can offer you as much background as you need to understand the reasons and perspectives behind his controversial departure.
     
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    He won't go to Google. That's not his style. It cuts into nap time.
     
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