Journal News sports columnist quits over plagiarism charges

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Numerous sentences and phrases in Journal News of Westchester sports columnist Barry Stanton's Nov. 2 column were identical or similar to those that appeared in Kansas City Star writer Joe Posnanski's Oct. 31 column, according to Henry Freeman, editor of the Gannett paper. Stanton has resigned. He joined Gannett in 1976 as sports editor of the Port Chester Daily Item.

  • 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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