Fort Myers editor tells 'real story' behind county funds pledged to Gannett

Fort Myers News-Press | Poynter.org

"It is always interesting to be on the other side of the news," Fort Myers News-Press editor Terry Eberle writes after a TV station questioned Lee County's $105,000 job-creation incentive to Gannett -- the News-Press parent that eliminated 14 jobs last week. "The incentives were to be used for [digital division] startup costs like desks, computers, software, etc.," writes Eberle. "None of the money has gone or will go for salaries."

  • 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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