Questions Over Romenesko’s Attributions Spur Changes In Writing, Editing

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By: Julie Moos | Poynter 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.

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