This is handily the stupidest accusation/insinuation of plagiarism I’ve ever seen, and like everyone else, I think it’s the highest of journalism treason short of simply making shit up and take it seriously. But attacking Jim Romenesko is like attacking Green Tea for its caffeine content. Almost a unilateral consensus of media writers and press critics are standing up to this as absolutely bush league, rightly so. Poynter took CJR’s trolling seriously, and it’s going to cost them their sole draw. An edited Jim Romenesko might make for a worse blog than the one he’s running, and why do that when he can just go to Reuters and make a grip more? Also, if Jim’s guilty of something here, what do these guys think of, like, Business Insider or Playbook? C’mon, for fuck’s sake.
Sounds like someone doesn’t understand the idea of aggregation. If we were Poynter, we’d ignore the CJR’s article and reverse course.
November 10, 2011 // 14:18 // 2 years ago