Bay Citizen editor: Why is spending money on journalism a bad thing?

Nieman Journalism Lab

The Bay Citizen’s relatively large budget continues to attract scrutiny - and some hostility, notes Lois Beckett. She asks editor-in-chief Jonathan Weber about that. “I’m honestly mystified as to why so many journalist-commentators seem to think that spending real money on journalism is a bad thing,” he says. “I’ve been there, and there is nothing especially virtuous about being broke."

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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