Saturday, February 20, 2010
A Reader Politely Chides The Daily Bellwether: You Failed To Credit The Cincinnati Business Courier
CINCINNATI (TDB) -- An anonymous commenter has a bone to pick with The Daily Bellwether. The issue: Credit should have been given to the Cincinnati Business Courier for its reporting on the Bill Keating/Gannett stock/investment advisor lawsuit. The explanation: When the Bellwether looked, there was nothing available showing Steve Watkins' Business Courier story was on the Internet. Click here to see what appears on Google. Of course, a deeper search using different search terms probably would have produced different results. But that search wasn't done. Another problem with the Business Courier's piece: It is hidden behind a pay wall. The Bellwether does not have a subscription to access Watkins' reporting. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the newspaper that Bill Keating used to lead as publisher, finally got around to reporting the story today. It did not credit anybody who got there earlier -- not the Business Courier, not The Daily Bellwether, not the countless national media blogs that picked up on the story long before the Cincinnati Enquirer.