Daily Archives: January 6, 2015


There are dozens of suggestions in the Times comments section.

* Wanted: Good basketball for a beleaguered reporter (

Posted on my Facebook wall earlier this afternoon:

There you go:

The first letters of each paragraph in the editorial also spell out the councilman’s name. Kirby Delauter threatened to sue the Maryland newspaper if it used his name without permission.

* Kirby Delauter, Kirby Delauter, Kirby Delauter (
* Earlier: Delauter says he’ll sue the News-Post if it uses his name (


* From the parody @KirbyDelauter feed


* Albuquerque Journal has regained control of its Twitter feed and Facebook page (
* [Below] Hackers can’t defeat the mighty newspaper paywall (


Letter to Romenesko
From JOHN RUSSELL, Indianapolis Star: I’m wondering if any of your readerspeaches can verify the famous “Get the Kid His Peaches” story that Al Martinez has recounted several times, most notably in the Los Angeles Times.

I’ve tried to track it down, as you can see from the attachment. After months of digging, I still can’t find any evidence of the original story, and too many questions to ignore. Maybe someone out there can help.

* Why I have trouble believing the “Get the Kid His Peaches” Christmas story
* “I didn’t say get the story. I said get the kid his peaches” (

January 2014
January 2015

- via @ZekeJMiller

– via @ZekeJMiller

* Stop adding “-gate” to every flap, says Rem Rieder (

New: “A gate too far,” and other comments (

CNBC’s Dueling Headlines
“Why I wouldn’t want to write headlines for CNBC,” writes a Romenesko reader. “These two headlines are appearing at the same time [Tuesday morning]. It’s really not their fault — the markets change so quickly that they can become outdates in minutes. But oil can’t be in free-fall AND rebounding!”
* What the hell?! (Part 1) Frederick County Councilman Kirby Delauter tells the Frederick News-Post that he’ll sue if his name is published without his permission. Reporter Bethany Rodgers responds: “There is no requirement to get a person’s authorization in order to mention them in the paper, particularly if that person is an elected official. It is not just our right but our responsibility to report on people like you.” (
* What the hell?! (Part 2) “Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz, the deputy chief of the state’s district court, told members of the media as the hearing began what they could and could not report.” (
* New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet tells his staff: “Don’t allow the turmoil in the news business make you forget just how good we are, and that we are here to break big stories and ask hard questions of the powerful.” (
* Wasn’t “The Year of the Tablet” a couple of years ago? (
* CNBC will no longer use Nielsen to measure its daytime audience. (
* Charlotte Observer’s building and parking lots are expected to be sold soon. (
* Amy O’Leary leaves the New York Times to become Upworthy’s editorial director. (
* “Content that stirs an emotion does well” on BuzzFeed, says the site’s publisher. (
* Nate Cohn is “the new Nate Silver” at the New York Times. (
* David Kocieniewski leaves the New York Times and joins Bloomberg’s Financial Crimes team. (Bloomberg PR email)
* New Orleans newspaper war heats up. (
* Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper win New Year’s Eve for CNN. (
* Matt Taibbi says the worst thing he wrote in 2014 “was my half of a series of tweets with some angry libertarian from Colorado about the Eric Garner case.” (