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Erik Wemple
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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Shafer, Romenesko as one

Two big, insidery stories hit journalism yesterday. Jack Shafer, one of America’s top media critics, is losing his job at Slate. And Jim Romenesko, the master aggregator/reporter on the media industry, is moving into semi-retirement.

How big a deal is all of this? One story tells that tale. Back in April 2005, Shafer wrote a column titled “The Romenesko Effect,” a piece that showcases Shafer’s ability to pull together trends in the news business and that appropriately fetes Romenesko’s elevation of media writing.

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