Portland Press Herald turns off comments

Poynter Online | Maine Public Broadcasting
Publisher Richard Connor says "what once served as a platform for civil civic discourse and reader interaction has increasingly become a forum for vile, crude, insensitive, and vicious postings." The shutdown affects the websites of the Portland Press Herald, the Waterville Morning Sentinel and the Kennebec Journal.

  • 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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