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Is the St. Pete Times’ Sandra Gadsden cribbing from ILovetheBurg.com?

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Of the many useless tits-on-a-bull there are at the St. Petersburg Times, few are less useful (or is it more useless?) than Neighborhood Times editor Sandra Gadsden, who I believe regularly cribs — without attribution — from local blogs and websites. Like many Times writers, Gadsden avoids criticism for this practice by simply “re-reporting” a story she originally read on a blog or website.  Here’s how it works, the reporter reads on a local website about a club or restaurant…

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Is the St. Pete Times’ Sandra Gadsden cribbing from ILovetheBurg.com?

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Of the many useless tits-on-a-bull there are at the St. Petersburg Times, few are less useful (or is it more useless?) than Neighborhood Times editor Sandra Gadsden, who I believe regularly cribs — without attribution — from local blogs and websites. Like many Times writers, Gadsden avoids criticism for this practice by simply “re-reporting” a story she originally read on a blog or website.  Here’s how it works, the reporter reads on a local website about a club or restaurant…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/28)

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I’m not the only blog-reporter upset with the St. Petersburg Times and the way it interacts with the online community.  Last week, I shared a drink at St. Pete Brasserie with Elizabeth Dougherty of Eat St. Pete and Brian Bailey of I Love the ‘burg.  Both talked about something I have complained about for over a year: The Times‘ blatant thievery of scoops and stories that begin in the blogosphere. Dougherty specifically mentioned how the Times’ food writers made no…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/28)

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I’m not the only blog-reporter upset with the St. Petersburg Times and the way it interacts with the online community.  Last week, I shared a drink at St. Pete Brasserie with Elizabeth Dougherty of Eat St. Pete and Brian Bailey of I Love the ‘burg.  Both talked about something I have complained about for over a year: The Times‘ blatant thievery of scoops and stories that begin in the blogosphere. Dougherty specifically mentioned how the Times’ food writers made no…

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Eat St. Pete’s Elizabeth Dougherty reviews Columbia Restaurant

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By Elizabeth Dougherty: It’s been a little while since I’ve eaten at the famed Columbia Restaurant. However, over the weekend we headed out to the Pier for a little respite and ended up there. The view, as always, is spectacular, surrounded by open water on all sides and it was a beautiful day. The first thing I noticed was the upturn in the level of service compared to some of my visits there months ago. Our server was very attentive…

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Eat St. Pete’s Elizabeth Dougherty reviews Columbia Restaurant

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By Elizabeth Dougherty: It’s been a little while since I’ve eaten at the famed Columbia Restaurant. However, over the weekend we headed out to the Pier for a little respite and ended up there. The view, as always, is spectacular, surrounded by open water on all sides and it was a beautiful day. The first thing I noticed was the upturn in the level of service compared to some of my visits there months ago. Our server was very attentive…

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Social media saves Bowled Restaurant

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On Saturday, I reported the unfortunate news that Bowled Restaurant had closed.  Well, due to an overwhelming response via social media, the owners of Bowled Restaurant decided to stay open, writing on their Facebook page: We are not going down without a fight! Bowled received numerous calls, emails and Facebook posts requesting not to close. It may not be the easiest week ahead, but we’ve decided to try to push through. We are open for lunch and dinner today and…

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