Paper rips Patch's molestation case reporting, editor defends it

Contra Costa Times

A Contra Costa Times editorial criticizes Lamorinda Patch for posting an article that "contained details in one paragraph that made it easier for those who knew the girl [who was molested] to identify her." It adds: "The prosecutor has rightly criticized the article. It went too far. The reporter should have shown more sensitivity to protecting the identity of an underage victim." || Patch editor: We stand by our story and our decision to publish it.

  • 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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