Luke--He was second
  • Luke—He was second

Last Friday morning I was on the road, but by early afternoon we’d arrived where we were going and I fired up the laptop. An e-mail jumped out at me: Torey Malatia apparently was out as general manager of WBEZ and CEO of Chicago Public Media. Better get on this! I thought. Fortunately, I discovered another e-mail that confirmed the tip: it came from a Chicago Public Media publicist announcing Malatia’s departure and providing his official statement of fond farewell. I prepared a Bleader post and alerted my editors that they should review it ASAP and get it online.

That they did. And a little later in the afternoon, they informed me, to my amazement, that I was being accused of suppressing one crucial element of the Malatia story. Frank Sennett had tweeted, “One guess which local media outlet, among all others, failed to credit Feder for the Malatia scoop.”

Someone tweeted back, “Which one?”

Replied Sennett, “The Reader.”