In the wake of Wednesday’s news that Poynter’s Jim Romenesko is semi-retiring and Slate’s Jack Shafer has been laid off, Gawker has declared this the twilight of media critics. They’ve compiled a list of those critics of note still standing, and it’s a short one, with David Carr of the New York Times at the top. The LA Times‘ media writer James Rainey was also named, though without much enthusiasm:
Rainey’s not a particularly memorable writer, but he does a fair job. He also has the West Coast pretty much to himself now.
Rainey, for whom FishbowlLA has considerably more affection, tweets in response:
It’s the little things…