Because nothing in this city happens without Twitter anymore, that’s where the news of Christie Blatchford’s Globe departure breaks
The man behind the Mondoville Twitter account, Marc Weisblott, caused something of a media tizzy this afternoon with a single-sentence tweet: “Christie Blatchford gone from ‘The Globe and Mail’…” Reporters and other media types had two basic reactions: confused glottal noises and wondering aloud how Mondoville got the story first (these are reporters, after all).
Sure enough, The Grid’s Ed Keenan confirmed the news, followed by Blatchford’s new employers at Postmedia, who bestowed upon her the esteemed title of national columnist. Perhaps this is an indication of better financial health at Postmedia or perhaps Blatchford was just ready to move on. Either way, the whole incident reinforced something we already knew: Twitter is the police radio for media news in Toronto. Kudos to Mondoville for getting it first.
• Mondoville [Twitter]
• CONFIRMED: Christie Blatchford resigns from Globe and Mail [The Grid]
• Postmedia Network Appoints Christie Blatchford National Columnist [Postmedia]