E.W. Scripps won't disclose who bought Rocky Mountain News' name and URL

"What the hell?" writes press critic Michael Roberts. "Presumably, the main reason an individual or business would want to buy the Rocky's intellectual property would be to use it to launch a new physical or online news product. And it would seem difficult to maximize such an investment in secret." Still, details of the transaction are hush-hush.

  • 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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