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The Interesting Story Of How TMZ Got The Name TMZ

In November 2005, lawyer-turned-journalist Harvey Levin debuted his celebrity news website, TMZ. While the letters "TMZ" have become a part of the common lexicon, few know what it actually stands for. "TMZ" is short for "Thirty-Mile Zone," in reference to the historic "studio zone" within a 30-mile radius in Los Angeles, California. Show More Summary

Jay Carney Hits Up ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’

2 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Last night on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” former White House press secretary Jay Carney joined as a guest while the show’s host read off several of Carney’s past responses to members of the WH Press Corps. Referring to times...Show More Summary

Martha Sugalski Leaves WESH in Orlando

Orlando NBC affiliate WESH announced today anchor Martha Sugalski has left the station. The Orlando Sentinel quoted WESH general manager Jim Carter: “Martha Sugalski has been an important member of the WESH News Team. While we made every...Show More Summary

Amazon Defends eBook Pricing in Hachette Fight

2 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Amazon has come out and defended its eBook pricing model arguing that a $14.99 or $19.99 is “unjustifiably high for an e-book.” In a post on the Amazon Forums, the company argues that since eBooks don’t require printing, warehousing or  transportation costs, they should be less expensive than print books. Show More Summary

John Lennon Said It Best: 'Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed'

I was floored by this Saturday's New York Times article, "Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence." I was amazed not only by how the subject of the article, Mr. Jones, rationalized his extraordinary consumption habits, but also by the mere fact that the article was published. Mr. Show More Summary

How James Brown Helped a Fledgling Reporter Turn It Loose

2 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

The day before James Brown answered the door at his home in Beech Island, South Carolina in the summer of 2003, reporter Karen Fragala Smith had valiantly rustled up bus fare. From her Huffington Post blog post: I had withdrawn the last...Show More Summary

New Survey Shows One in Five Workers Replaced by Technology

This just in…according to a new CareerBuilder survey, one in five companies have put the kibosh on people in order to replace them with automated technology instead. Sigh. We have to add the bright side to this grim news. Approximately...Show More Summary

Have You Outgrown Your Job? Three Telltale Signs

Are you dragging yourself to get to the office on a Monday morning, dreading the upcoming week? Downright bored from start to finish? You may have simply outgrown your job. Courtesy of a piece on Business Insider, here are a few telltale signs. 1. Show More Summary

Steve Hofstetter Brings ‘Laughs’ to FOX

Steve Hofstetter can take the heat. The stand-up comedian has been heckled more times than he can remember. But that doesn’t phase the former Sports Illustrated columnist. “Stand-up, to some people, is a springboard. To me it is my life force,” he tells MediabistroTV. Show More Summary

No, 'journopreneurs' are not killing journalism

Corey Pein seems to think that digitally savvy journalists have a collective case of Stockholm syndrome. "In their long and seemingly hopeless search for answers, journalists have internalized the abusive rhetoric of the 'disruption'...Show More Summary

Future of Homicide Watch D.C. uncertain as Amico joins Boston Globe

2 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

In 2012, Laura Amico got a call that changed a lot of things — her city, her work and, eventually, her future Amico, who lived and worked in Washington, D.C., had been selected to be a Nieman-Berkman fellow at Harvard University, where she would research how the Web could be applied to criminal justice journalism. Show More Summary

Harry Potter Book Covers Revealed

2 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Bloomsbury Children’s Books will publish new editions of JK Rowling’s wildly successful Harry Potter books on September 1st. Artist Jonny Duddle created the new covers for each of the seven books. In advance of the new releases, theShow More Summary

Art Producers Speak: Victoria Will

We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column […]

Q2 Earnings: Meredith Local Media Group Revenue Up 20%

Meredith reported $111 million in Local Media Group revenues for the second calendar quarter (fiscal fourth quarter) of 2014, an increase of 20 percent compared to the year-ago quarter. Operating profit for the quarter was $25 million, compared to $28 million in the prior-year period. Show More Summary

Warner Bros. Snatches Up Movie Rights to ‘The Goldfinch’

2 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Warner Brothers has snatched up the movie rights to The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Brett Ratner, Brad Simpson, and Nina Jacobson have signed on as producers. Tartt’s lengthy fiction title won her the Pulitzer Prize earlier this year.Show More Summary

Cover Battle: Capital New York or Men’s Health

3 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Capital New York taking on Men’s Health. For Capital’s “Infrastructure Issue,” the magazine went an illustration that is slightly better than the doodles we make during work. Show More Summary

Ukraine and the Media Drumbeat

Vietnam 1964 Fifty years ago, the American media aided the Johnson administration in leading the nation into war under false pretenses. Our media therefore bears some of the responsibility for a needless war which killed 58,000 Americans and over a million Vietnamese. Show More Summary

Carney: White House TV Correspondents ‘Tend to Play for the Cameras’

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says White House correspondents “tend to play for the cameras” during televised briefings. Carney says when he would conduct off-camera briefings, “The difference is like night and day, in...Show More Summary

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