An investigative reporter's thoughts on journalists taking Scientologist's money

Romenesko Letters

"When reporters accept payment from a person or institution that is or was the object of journalistic scrutiny, they may be crossing a legal line from reporter to private investigator, despite the mantra of self-assurances, and regardless of the objectivity of the conclusions produced," writes Craig Pyes. "Furthermore, by having been employed by the Church, all three of these reporters have disqualified themselves from any future journalism about Scientology." || Reaction from Michel Marizco.
> Scientologists hire journalists to investigate Poynter's paper

  • 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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