Freakonomics leaves NYT to be part of new multimedia venture

Forbes.com

Freakonomics has been part of the Times since August 2007. Is it leaving because of the paper's new paywall? A Times spokeswoman tells Jeff Bercovici that Freakonomics' departure "was a mutual decision by both the Times and Freakonomics and the pay model was not a major factor in that decision.”

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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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