According to the Autoblog bio, European editor Noah Joseph came to automotive journalism after several years as a public affairs consultant. Over the weekend, thanks to Jalponik writer Travis Okulski, a portion of Joseph’s Facebook affairs have been made very public.
Joseph’s musing about auto industry events swag was posted in ”Automotive Industry,” an invite-only Facebook group. So from our perspective, it’s not so much about the uproar as it is about whether Okulski, writing for a direct competitor, should have screen-grabbed something posted within such a realm’s confines? (Our answer, fyi, is: no.) From the Jalopnik item:
Most auto journalists are members, and the discussions are usually trite, meaningless pablum like the food being bad at the Kia Sorrento event or self-serving announcements on how they’re moving from the St. Louis Tribune to the St. Louis Star.