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Today I had the most bizarre encounter of my journalism career — a remark Warren Buffett made to me before the #BRK50 shareholder meeting..
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) May 2, 2015
Here’s how that went:
Mike Baker: Excuse me, Mr. Buffett. I’m Mike Baker, a reporter at Seattle Times, working on stories on Clayton. I would love to catch up with you some time to talk more about it.
Warren Buffett: We’ll be talking about it.
Baker: OK, great.
Buffett: Were you the roommate of the guy that wrote it on the other side?
Baker: Uh… co-writer. I never lived with him, no.
Buffett: Oh, yeah, you don’t know him?
Baker: I’ve worked with him in the past. But, yeah, why? What do you mean?
Buffett: I was just curious.
Mike Baker is married and has two children, so there would be no reason for him to live with reporting partner Daniel Wagner. I’ve asked Buffett spokesperson Carrie Sova about the roommate inquiry; she hasn’t called back yet.
A reality check for Mr. Roggin:
– The daily print/digital circulation for the Los Angeles Times is 650,000; print alone is 370,990.
– Channel 4/KNBC-TV’s 11 p.m. newscast only has 177,463 viewers.
“It is a funny story,” he admits, “but I’m not THAT creepy/cheap! I mean, I’m maybe a little creepy!”
– h/t Marco Santana
Angie Muhs, executive editor of the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., tells Romenesko readers: “My son and I were walking back to my car at the SJR lot [after Sunday’s Lincoln funeral reenactment] when we happened upon her buying the paper in front of our building.”
* Former Washington Post owner Don Graham blasts the Miami Herald’s “Higher-Ed Hustle” series. A staffer writes me: “Maybe he will buy the Herald just so he can start firing everybody.” (miamiherald.com)
* Anna Wintour: “I don’t watch ‘Mad Men.’ I can see that it’s wonderful, but it’s so depressing. Or ‘House of Cards.’ Everyone is so evil!” (nymag.com)
* A few tips from a Pulitzer juror, including: “White space matters” when putting together your entry. (Meg Heckman)
* Philadelphia Inquirer’s editor rejects the editorial board’s choice for mayor. “Owner Gerry Lenfest HATES unions,” a Philly journalist writes in an email, “and [the man endorsed by the editorial board] is seen as the most pro-union candidate.” (newsworks.org)
* Golf writer Stephanie Wei gets a ridiculously harsh punishment for Periscoping a practice round. (weiunderpar.com)
* [RIGHT] New York Times Magazine editor Jake Silverstein shows us next Sunday’s cover. (@jakesilverstein)
* Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller are the Martin and Lewis of this century? (cnn.com)
* The man behind Jack Flack explains his A. Spokesman comic. (adweek.com)
* Vice Media is expected to hit $1 billion in revenue this year. (hollywoodreporter.com)
* A reader points out: “The Boston Herald forgot to put the paper’s own logo on the front page yesterday.”
* Why Circa didn’t make it. (mondaynote.com) | Why The Onion keeps going. (theatlantic.com)
* Tech writers’ coverage of Dave Goldberg‘s death – they called it “unexpected” or “sudden” – brings on this kind of speculation. | Update: He collapsed after exercising, reports the New York Times.
* Murray Waas joins International Business Times as an investigative reporter. (prnewswire.com)
* Media prankster: “How could you not like Ric Ocasek, who gave us all hope that anyone can marry a supermodel!” (observer.com)