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Evanston Journalist Jim Romenesko Announces Semi-Retirement

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Aug 24, 2011 10:30PM

2011_8_24_romenesko.jpg For more than a decade Jim Romenesko has been tracking the ups and downs of the media industry, which for the last few years has been more downs than anything. Now he says he is entering "semi-retirement."

Romenesko has been running the "Romenesko" blog on The Poynter Institute's website, the source for news about the news industry. Prior to that, Romenesko kept tabs on the media industry on his site

He has also been running his own sites The Obscure Store, a collection of weird news, and Starbucks Gossip, "monitoring America's favorite drug dealer." Romenesko is dialing down his involvement with the Poynter site, but won't completely leave. He will be working on his own website, to be launched in January 2012. The Poynter blog that carries his name will now be called "Romenesko+" as other writers attempt to fill his shoes.