Poynter.org works hard to meet the highest standards of journalism excellence, and I learned late Wednesday that we have not consistently met those standards. A centerpiece of our editorial work has been the Romenesko blog, which invented a form of aggregation that is widely and deservedly respected. It is also imperfect. 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. [Via MediaBistro.]
Romenesko has built a reputation as the go-to blogger for information about media news. He has said that he wanted to return to traditional reporting, rather than aggregating. His new website will continue to summarize media news but will also include other topics of interest to him, including real estate, food, and finance.