Miami Herald staffers: Let's not mimic Twitter or the Sun-Sentinel

New Times Broward Palm Beach
A note signed by 23 Miami Herald staffers and posted on the paper's memo board says:
* The Miami Herald "is becoming the newspaper equivalent of open mike night. Or a flea market" by quoting from tweets and anonymous commenters.
* "The Sun-Sentinel, with its endless lists and tip-sheets, is doing no better than we are, and has badly depleted what journalistic dignity it once had."
* "It seems as if we are just throwing things at the wall, hoping something will stick. As one of our colleagues said recently: if that is the plan, why not try throwing out some serious, thoughtful, hard-hitting journalism?"
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  • 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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