SD Rostra

UT first credits SD Rostra for scoop on Supervisor’s race … then deletes the reference

Five days ago Jim Sills broke a story here on Rostra that Santee activist Rudy Reyes would again challenge County Supervisor Dianne Jacob in 2012.

In a story two days later, Union-Tribune reporter Michele Clock initially credited SD Rostra for the newsbeat, per this summary sent from “Google Alerts”…

County supervisor races start to shape up  – San Diego Union Tribune – “The political website San Diego Rostra reported Santee’s Rudy Reyes has also filed initial paperwork to run for the same seat.”

When we checked at the U-T website by clicking on the direct Google link, however, the Rostra reference had been removed, leaving local readers with the impression the story was a U-T original, with this revised wording…

“The county Registrar of Voters office has also received initial paperwork from Santee’s Rudy Reyes expressing his intention to run
for the same seat.”

Conjecture would say that the reporter’s inclusion of the Rostra credit in the on-line story was subsequently axed by an editor.  Yet, for whatever reason, the unwillingness of the UT and much of the mainstream media to acknowledge the new media remains puzzling. If we are good enough to do their legwork, we should be good enough to receive due credit.

Just sayin’.


Google proof of the initial reference

The final UT story

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