Bill Mann, who writes about the media in the Hills Newspapers in Alameda County, said in his column Friday: “… if you want further proof that local dailies ignore local TV coverage, the story of [anchor Tom] Sinkovitz’s departure [from KRON-TV] didn’t appear in the San Francisco Chronicle until a week later, when a gossip columnist finally picked it up. Still nothing as of a week ago in the Oakland Tribune and other dailies. But an item on Sinkovitz’s departure did, however, appear the following day — in online encyclopedia Wikipedia, under the KRON entry. Whoever thought we’d see the day when encyclopedias scooped daily newspapers?”
Editor’s note: The PPC weblog (the thing you’re looking at) had the Sinkovitz story the night he resigned on the air, and the tiny San Francisco Daily reported it on Monday, Sept. 18 — two days before the Chronicle.