"The story really struck a chord, and it's all because of Roger"

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After interviewing Roger Ebert, "I started feeling incredibly nervous about having to write the story," says Chris Jones. "I thought, if I screw this up he's going to let me know about it. ...I really didn't want him to be disappointed with the story." He adds: "I'm sure some group would have shown up outside my home with pitchforks if I had wronged Roger Ebert."

  • 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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