Friends, wanted to tell you I’ve resigned from the AP after 15+ yrs, most as their film critic. It’s been an honor but it’s time to move on. — Christy Lemire (@christylemire) May 10, 2013 Christy Lemire says in another tweet that “I’ll continue to co-host [the online show] What the Flick?! and will still … Read More
A Romenesko reader who saw yesterday’s post about Seattle Times journalists being asked to buy a digital subscription to read their own stories and get archives access sends this email: I work at an EW Scripps paper in SC, Independent Mail, and we recently had to pay for a digital subscription. It’s necessary to do … Read More
ITV News editor Deborah Turness is on the verge of becoming president of NBC News, which would make her the first woman to helm a network TV division in the U.S. Though her appointment has not been officially confirmed, The Guardian’s...Show More Summary
UPDATED: Turner's Adult Swim has greenlit five new series, including a show from retired heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson called Mike Tyson's Mysteries, from Warner Bros. Animation (Warner Bros. owns Turner). Community creator Dan Harmon...Show More Summary
Fortune tech writer JP Mangalindan takes a look at how several new media business are doing. Here’s what he found: Huffington Post Revenues: They’re not available, but the web giant once aimed to triple sales from $30 million in 2010 to $100 million last year. It was briefly profitable in 2010, but not since it … Read More
ESPN is reportedly in negotiations with Verizon to exempt its content from the carrier's data caps. Such a deal would set a precedence for a very different mobile internet than the one we know today.
On May 1, Baltimore City Paper ran a story about a former police officer who makes robots out of old toys and other items. A little over a week later, CNN also profiled the cop and his hobby. “We say CNN ripped us off,” writes editor Evan Serpick. “You be the judge.” (Baltimore Sun police … Read More
Twitter says it doesn't have any interest in hiring reporters or performing other journalistic functions -- but regardless of whether it does so, it is still a powerful media entity and one that grows stronger by the day.
Larry King asks “dear friend” Carlos Slim: “Why did you invest in me and this?” [The Mexican billionaire is backing King's talk show on Hulu.] Slim: “We invested in Larry King. It is clear that the Internet is a very important tool of civilization, maybe one of the most important tools, and the future is … Read More
The FT is the latest to get onboard of the new publishing powerhouse, Flipboard. The deal is interesting because the FT recently left another third party platform, iTunes.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell released a letter on Thursday stating that they would not recommend individuals for appointment to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an obscure government panel created as part of the Affordable Care Act in an effort to reduce cost growth in Medicare. Show More Summary
A Romenesko reader writes: “Check out the two page ‘special advertising section’ in the most recent edition of ESPN, The Magazine. The Charmin ad is clever. The idea for an editorial tie in should have been, well, flushed.”
FAIRWAY, KS -- In late 2012 and early 2013, reporters in Kansas began to take note of an oddity in the massive tax-cut plan pushed by statehouse conservatives and Gov. Sam Brownback. Profits generated by certain local companies, they found, would suddenly face no state tax liability at all, while other companies of comparable size would still have to pay...
Turner's Adult Swim has greenlit five new series, including Community creator Dan Harmon's new series Rick and Morty, a show about a scientific genius and his nephew, who is not a genius. Renewals, interestingly, included Odd Future's...Show More Summary
Daily Mail website has 80 journalists working out of its Manhattan office, making $40,000 to $60,000 a year. Meet two recent journalism grads who got jobs because administrators were mad at them. (spjnetwork.org) The average Google+ user spent 7 minutes on the site in March. (mashable.com) A judge says the Los … Read More
The parody newspaper The Onion isn't a news organization, of course. But once in awhile, it tells a truth that our news organizations don't. Take, for example, their recent story on Chris Brown. Brown is a double-platinum R&B singer known for his dance moves--and for beating his girlfriend, the singer Rihanna, so badly in 2009 that she went to the...
The New York Post reports that Goldman Sachs complained to Bloomberg that its reporters were spying on it via the company's famous terminal: In one instance, a Bloomberg reporter asked a Goldman executive if a partner at the bank had recently left the firm -- noting casually that he hadn't logged into his Bloomberg terminal in some time, sources added....