"As fake news goes viral, it becomes impossible to ignore"

New York Observer
News outlets have followed the Gov. Paterson fake news with strong placement and shouting headlines, writes John Koblin. "Many media outfits seemed compelled to follow it, but what precisely are they following up on?" || NYTimes.com: Paterson criticizes the Times for not addressing the story everyone is talking about that doesn't exist.
> NYT ombud: "I find the whole situation quite bizarre"
> Gov's aide wants NYT to investigate itself for creating rumors

  • 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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