Cleveland Plain Dealer sparks debate by unmasking anonymous Web site poster

Cleveland.com
After investigating a comment directed at the relative of a Plain Dealer reporter, editors learned that Cleveland.com poster "lawmiss" had the same e-mail address as Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold. Editors also discovered that "lawmiss" had offered opinions on three of Saffold's cases.
> Anonymous comments links to judge's e-mail account

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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 MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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