Monday, September 29, 2008

De Luzuriaga Resigns from the Globe

Sorry to read that former Orlando Sentinel reporter Tania de Luzuriaga has resigned from the Boston Globe over emails she sent to a Miami-Dade school official that suggested they were having an affair while she was covering education for the Miami Herald.

Before then, the Globe had stated it would conduct a review of de Luzuriaga's stories for any potential conflicts of interest. I thought it would be a good idea for the Orlando Sentinel to do the same so that it could assure readers of the integrity of Sentinel reporters and stories.

Have not heard anything about this, however. Seems like the Sentinel is doing its best to ignore the sad and sordid episode as well as the potential local implications.

I don't claim to know what would prompt a reporter to allegedly commit such a major breach. I will chalk it up to youth, immaturity and obviously lack of judgment.

She seemed like a such a nice person. I wish her the best.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.... don't close ranks here. She had some whopper errors, one of which I called in to Manning Pynn. Big numbers stumped her and she tangled up budget stories several times. Basic math errors, and they also made it past the desk.
Kind of a Jayson Blair. Off to cosmetics sales for her...like Janet Cooke.

tim franklin said...

nice ass, though...

Anonymous said...

an affirmative action hire gone bad - as many do?? didn't pay dues, learn the ropes, get battle-tested.
what was a 24- YO doing at the Sentinel in the first place?
over-matched. makes a mockery of diversity goals.

Anonymous said...

she was definitely compromised in both positions..she was also having a fling with a 21 yr old boy from boston while she was working at the globe, she met him while covering a shark tournament story definitely biased in that as well.

Anonymous said...

I worked with Tania. Not someone I valued much as a colleague. In addition to her obvious issues with men (she is really not that good looking, but certainly thinks she is), she haa an over-inflated sense of self-importance. Not exactly a virtue in a journalist. She also was not a particularly competent reporter. I think it is good that she left the business, especially if what you say about her dating a source at the Boston Globe is true.

Anonymous said...

with all the people out of jobs these days, she gets one? this is ridiculous I wonder what she did to get the new job considering its accounting and she went to school for journalism? makes you wonder