Romenesko in Tight Spot Over Aggregation

Failed to attribute to original sources

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Influential journalist Jim Romenesko, who runs the Romenesko media news blog on the Poynter Institute’s website, has offered, unsuccessfully, to resign after the lack of proper attribution in his aggregated posts was brought to light.

“ works hard to meet the highest standards of journalism excellence, and I learned late Wednesday that we have not consistently met those standards,” Poynter Online director Julie Moos explained on the site. “Thanks to the sharp eye of Erika Fry, an assistant editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, I now know that Jim Romenesko’s posts exhibit a pattern of incomplete attribution.”



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