TMZ boss: "No matter what they say, people know we broke the story"

Los Angeles Times
When the Michael Jackson news broke, TMZ once again left TV networks and other traditional media outlets scrambling in its wake. Managing editor Harvey Levin says: "We were getting calls from everyone under the sun, established news operations, asking, 'Are you sure?' That's such an odd question. We would not have published it if it were not true." || Beet.tv: "Harvey's the best when it comes to serious celebrity news reporting."
> TMZ had early details; AP, LAT did heavy lifting
> "A huge scoop for AOL-owned TMZ," says AP

  • 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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