Romenesko resigns from Poynter

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Jim Romenesko, who has blogged about the world of journalism for the past 12 years for the Poynter Institute, has resigned Thursday after the non-profit journalism organization raised questions about unattributed information on the blog.

What does this has to do with business journalism, you may be asking yourself?

Romenesko’s blog was the inspiration for Talking Biz News. In the early years of Talking Biz News, he helped build its traffic by linking to its posts. He also provided feedback and advice to me when I asked via e-mail.

I have never met Jim Romenesko, but for the past several years I have sent him a Christmas card in appreciation for everything he did for me and for Talking Biz News. I often sent him tips of journalism news that had nothing to do with business journalism, and we chased after the same scoops often.

After the Poynter Institute posted a story raising its concerns, I responded this afternoon by posting on Jim’s Facebook page that I felt he always treated Talking Biz News fairly when he linked to it on his blog.

I can’t wait until he launches his new blog.