Pulitzer-winning Marin newspaper sold by brash 'fish out of water' owner

San Francisco Chronicle
Robert Plotkin (left) bought the Point Reyes Light five years ago and vowed to turn it into the New Yorker magazine of the West. Unhappy readers posted "Take Back the Light" signs around town, and now Plotkin has sold the paper to a group journalists, educators and community leaders at a loss.

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    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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