Is Pogue's relationship with PR woman a conflict of interest?

The Daily Beast

Dan Lyons reports New York Times tech columnist David Pogue has been dating Nicki Dugan, a vice president at a San Francisco PR firm that represents tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Cisco, Netflix, and Yahoo. Pogue disclosed the relationship to his Times editor last December, but readers haven't been told about it. "The lack of transparent disclosure seems unusual, especially within the context of the New York Times, which has stringent policies about disclosing conflicts of interest," writes Lyons.

> From 2009: New York Times reminds Pogue about its speaking fees policy

> From 2009: Pogue says he's not a reporter, has never been to journalism school

> From 2006: Pogue accepts $2,000 in services from a news source (summary only)

  • 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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