Most Ohio politicos refuse to discuss budget deficit with j-students

Kent State
Students in a Kent State computer-assisted reporting class asked members of Ohio's congressional delegation: "Do you have just five minutes any time this week to talk about the budget deficit with a student journalist at Kent State?" In one case, a lawmaker's press secretary didn't respond to 11 phone calls and 5 voice mails; in another, the office didn't respond to 13 calls and two e-mails. Some did talk, though.

  • 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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