Miami Herald editor defends use of reporter-columnists

Miami Herald
"The kinds of columns reporters are writing are informational and analytical," says Herald executive editor Anders Gyllenhaal. "There are things you can get across in a reported column that are different from a news story, which is basically a description. The difference is particularly important in politics and sports, where there is a lot to say between the lines." The Herald's ombud has some concerns, though.
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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, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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