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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Ind. Law - Jolene Ketzenberger fired from IndyStar because of personal blog

Well darn!

Andrea Muirragui Davis reports in the IBJ:

Indianapolis Star food writer Jolene Ketzenberger has been dismissed by the state’s largest newspaper for operating a personal website featuring “back of the notebook” snippets of information about the local food scene.

Ketzenberger, 50, was fired in late December after refusing to give up EatDrinkIndy.com, a site she has been working on sporadically for more than a year.

Although the site has not accepted advertising, Ketzenberger said Star management perceived it as a conflict of interest and asked her to disable it. She declined.

“Apparently I broke a lot of rules, so they had to let me go,” she said.

What's next?
Ketzenberger, meanwhile, is “forging on into what’s next”—a full-fledged launch likely next month of EatDrinkIndy.com, which she hopes will begin to produce revenue.

“I’m going to continue to build the site and cover the heck out of local food,” she said.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 8, 2014 12:27 PM
Posted to Indiana Law