Stealing From Romenesko 1/9

In case you haven’t seen this already…


A Romenesko piece from today that caught my attention was this, a story about dealing with print space in the sports section.

It was great to see the reader that complained actually end up understanding where the editor was coming from.

If you haven’t seen the NYT carrier farewell letter please click this.  Katie Jacobs Stanton tweeted it.

Yesterday, Romenesko got this story about how the Boston Globe is now going to print and deliver the Boston Herald, its rival paper, adding that “about 50 jobs will be lost.” Wow.



Stealing from Romenesko 1/6

I saw a couple of stories today that I think are really important.

Rick Santorum has been having a bit of trouble in New Hampshire. The Washington Post just published a story about him getting booed in Keene today. Be sure to watch this video from YouTube with Santorum talking to students about gay marriage.

From Romenesko:

Romenesko tweeted today about New Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s $27 million pay package for 2012.

Also, have you heard about the best NYT correction ever? Romenesko got a nice response from reporter Amy Harmon about her story that needed the correction. It’s an awesome read.

And with college rankings coming out seemingly all the time now. Romenesko had this post about how it seems to be getting out of control.



Stealing from Romenesko 1/3

Romenesko has some great things up on his website already this week.

Even last week he tweeted some things that I want to highlight right now.

This post from Gawker entitled “Ten People Who Should Quit the Media in 2012” is hilarious. I didn’t know that Men’s Health Editor Dave Zinczenko plagiarized his own magazine/writers. I also didn’t know Piers Morgan has a lot of baggage. Gawker did their homework on that post.

On a side note, I would really like to know what big-time journalists think of Gawker and the stories that they come up with. I couldn’t find anything via Google for this post, but I will keep looking.

Back to this week, Romenesko has a post entitled “San Diego Union-Tribune staff told told to dress up, work longer hours,” and you have to check it out. On Romenesko’s Facebook wall are plenty of great comments from staff members and other journos giving their two cents on the whole thing. The new owners of the San Diego Union-Tribune have decided to change a few things up and, frankly, this is worth a read.

Yesterday, Jim tweeted a story about someone pretending to be New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani on Twitter. It’s a funny story, but makes you think how the newspaper world really thinks about Kakutani.

In her story for the New York Daily News, Lindsay Goldwert wrote:

“An accused, but not always justified, hater of fiction, she’s been called ‘a weird woman who seems to feel the need to alternately praise and spank’ by Salman Rushdie. Jonathan Franzen reportedly dubbed her the ‘stupidest person in New York.'”

For a nice laugh, be sure to check out the feed when you can. There are now a bunch of feeds saying that they are Michiko Kakutani. I will try to keep tabs on the feed.

This week is young, so, I will try to be back back with another stealing Romenesko later in the week.





Stealing From Romenesko 12/28

Jim Romenesko, who left Poynter in November, has aggregated and blogged news about layoffs, circulation drops, new investments, scandals, critisms, and media change both digital and print for the past 12 years. His messy departure  was in the news for a long time, but has quieted down now. He’s continued what he did at

The problem was over Romenesko’s attribution practices that he had used since he started at Poynter. He aggregated, but that wasn’t the point of it all. He was driving traffic to other sites and journalists and still is. He has everything you would want to know in one spot. If you know someone who does it better, please let me know.

Romenesko, who also runs the blog “Starbucks Gossip,” is the place to go for everything media. Even if you aren’t a journalism or communications major, everything he has on his site is something you need to know about. If you are on Twitter, you will see his posts retweeted endlessly. His reach is endless, even on Facebook. Simply, he is the best. Poynter looks foolish for how they handled the situation. For a better understanding of what happened please read Romenesko’s explanation here.

Since I started this blog over a month after Romenesko started his own site, I am a little behind in sharing some of the stories that I found really interesting.

I found no value in saying I found the stories on my own since anyone could have figured out where they came from. Plus, it will help me sleep at night knowing I’m not taking credit for something that I didn’t work on.

This post from Romenesko about a Providence College student who got flack from a welfare column from her time spent as a Walmart cashier in her home state of Maine. To go straight to Christine Rousselle’s column click here via The College Conservative.

Romenesko also tweeted this story about New Haven schools spokesman Chris Hoffman grabbing the camera of New Haven Independent reporter Melissa Bailey. This happened just before Christmas and Hoffman had a letter of resignation by last Friday. Everyone has picked up this story including the Huffington Post and The Hartford Courant’s Rick Green.The kicker to this story is that Hoffman is a former reporter.

I found those stories interesting, but I know I missed some big ones, so if you have your own that I missed just throw them in the comments. I think I am going to highlight a few stories each week from Romenesko for this blog. Even if I don’t do it each week, I will probably talk about stories from Romenesko either way.

Disclaimer: I emailed this post to Jim last night to make sure that it was okay by him.

“Jonathan, It looks right-on to me. Thanks,” he said in the email back this morning (From his iPhone).