Detroit News auto writer quits after editors soften review

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Ray Wert reports Scott Burgess quit as Detroit News auto writer on Wednesday after editors gave in to a request by an advertiser to water down his negative review of the Chrysler 200. "Yes, I resigned from The Detroit News as of today and I have been sending notes to carmakers announcing such," says the critic. "The resignation was not planned. I choose not to answer the reasons for the resignation."

  • Jim Romenesko

    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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