In Jan. 2012, Romenesko will launch his own site — JimRomenesko.com — and become a part-time staffer for Poynter. He’ll post casually to the media-news blog, the soon-to-be renamed “Romenesko+,” and will continue tweeting from the @romenesko and @poynter Twitter accounts. Poynter’s Julie Moos, Steve Myers and Jeff Sonderman will also contribute to the revamped Romenesko blog.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, the 57-year-old journalist said he’s been thinking about doing something new for awhile and must have gotten the “12-year itch.” (He left Milwaukee magazine after 12 years, too). “I went back and forth to renewing (my contract), not renewing,” Romenesko said. “In the end, I decided I wanted to go back and do my own blog, the way I was before Poynter picked me up.”
This guy was a huge inspiration to me when starting the site. Will be sad to see a little bit less of his work at Poynter. He’s one of the real trailblazers in this field.
All the best to one of the greats.