Why outing of LAT food critic could be a good thing

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times food editor Russ Parsons explains: "Until now, probably the only restaurants that didn't know what [LAT restaurant critic S. Irene] Virbila looked like were the mom-and-pop places that aren't part of the big-money inner circle. Now, the playing field is level." || Jonathan Gold: The restaurant did no real harm to Virbila, but they made themselves look second-rate.

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  • 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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