SI.com drops NASCAR writer for clapping at Daytona 500

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"Fact: I clapped, and then shook [Daytona 500 winner] Trevor Bayne’s hand on the way out along with many assembled media in attendance," writes Tom Bowles. "Analysis: I still wrote a well-reasoned, well-thought out post-race column." Still, SI.com decided to let him go. || Read Bowles' tweets about the brouhaha. || George Diaz: "Bowles, and anybody else who cheered, was out of line."

  • 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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