Robservations on the media beat:
If you want a good laugh sometime, check out michaelferro.com, the personal website of self-proclaimed “tech entrepreneur and philanthropist” Michael W. Ferro Jr. Four months after Ferro became chairman of Tribune Publishing and gave up his financial interest in Wrapports, the site still identifies him as “the founder and CEO of Wrapports LLC, Chicago Sun-Times’ parent company.” (For the record, Ferro was never CEO of Wrapports. That title was held by Tim Knight, who resigned last October.) Chirped one ex-employee: “Funny how tech savvy genius wizard Ferro is gonna launch ‘Tronc’ and set the publishing world on its ear, yet he can’t even update his pathetic little site that he created for himself, to reflect that he no longer is associated with the Sun-Times.”
Tuesday update: As of noon, Michael Ferro’s website at michaelferro.com has been taken down. (It now links to a GoDaddy registration page.) Ferro’s Twitter account still identifies him as chairman of SunTimes Network and directs readers to the inoperative web address.
Another Tuesday update: As of 6 p.m. Ferro’s Twitter account has been corrected, identifying him simply as “inventor, investor and philanthropist.”