Judge orders Indy papers to disclose names of anonymous commenters

Indianapolis Star

The former Junior Achievement of Central Indiana CEO wants to know who wrote online that he committed “most likely a criminal act,” is “the most greedy man I’ve ever known,” and a posted comment saying “somebody needs to call the state’s attorney general and investigate him." A county judge says Jeffrey Miller must be given names or other information that would help him to learn who posted the comments on the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis Business Journal websites.

  • 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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