The Sad Decline Of Poynter Media News

When this column was run by Jim Romenesko, it was sharp and funny.

Now it reads like the work of ethicists who work for a non-profit. It’s dull.

Romenesko’s retirement from running the column is a sad day for journalism followers. The man has a knack for cutting to the heart of a story. He writes great headlines and cutlines.

I first got tipped off to Romenesko’s column when I was featured in June of 1999.

Romenesko largely had contempt for bloggers such as myself but I don’t recall him ever taking cheap shots at us in his column. He’s welcome to his contempt. Romenesko was a pioneering blogger and he performed a great service for those interested in news of American journalism.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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