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Facebook Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams Reflects on Her First Year - Posted November 6, 2014
Facebook global head of diversity Maxine Williams spoke with ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Removes Ads From Firm That Promises To Lie For Its Customers - Posted May 31, 2013
Dishonesty appears to be a theme this Friday, but in this case,... [AllFacebook]

Jeff Bercovici Tries to Answer Billion-Dollar LAT Question - Posted April 22, 2013
In the wake of this weekend's highly shared New York Times piece about the Koch brothers' interest in Tribune Co. newspapers, Forbes... [FishbowlLA]

Studio City Freelancer Among This Year's S.I. Newhouse Finalists - Posted April 12, 2013
Remember all that business last spring about The Hobbit's 48-frames-per-second technology? Among the reporters covering the topic at that time was Studio City-based freelance writer Hugh Hart for Wired magazine. ... [FishbowlLA]

LA's Longest-Serving Patch Local Editor is Suddenly Down and Out in Beverly Hills - Posted January 18, 2013
There's something a little strange this morning about the Beverly Hills Patch home page. The familiar smiling thumbnail image and email address for local editor Marie Cunningham has disappeared. ... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Al Jazeera Finalizing Deal to Acquire Current TV - Posted January 2, 2013
A few months ago, Michael Wolff wondered in the pages of USA TODAY - "Who Will Buy Al Gore's Current TV?" He concluded that an Internet behemoth like The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed or even College Humor might make sense. ... [FishbowlLA]

James Patterson Leads World's Top-Earning Authors List - Posted August 9, 2012
Forbes has just released its annual list of the World's Top-Earning Authors. We've listed the top five writers below, along with their income--... [semanticweb.com]

TIME Milks Cover Photo of Breastfeeding LA Mom - Posted May 10, 2012
Media mission accomplished. As TIME managing editor Rick Stengel explained earlier today to Forbes blogger Jeff Bercovici, "the whole point of a magazine cov... [FishbowlLA]

AOL Sunk $40 Million Into Patch In First Quarter: Expects Big 2011 Loss - Posted May 5, 2011
Wow. AOL's first quarter results are out and it looks like the company is spending some serious cash to get Patch up and running. We're talking $40 million in the first few months of the year alone. As Forbes' Jeff Bercovici ... [FishbowlLA]

Bloggers Against Blogger Lawsuit Against HuffPo - Posted April 13, 2011
As you've no doubt heard by now, a class-action lawsuit was filed yesterday by Jonathan Tasini on behalf of unpaid Huffington Post bloggers, contending Arianna and her website are guilty of "unjust enrichment and deceptive business practices." The blogosphere hasn't exactly come out in support of the lawsuit. Dylan Stableford... [FishbowlLA]

AOL/Huffington Post To Freelancers: 'Don't Assume Anything' - Posted March 25, 2011
In a conference call with freelancers earlier this week, Huffington Post executive editor Nico Pitney pleaded for patience. No, AOL is not ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Freakonomics Blog And NYT.com To Split; Jobs Available - Posted January 14, 2011
The Freakonomics blog and NYTimes.com are parting ways, reports Forbes' Jeff Bercovici. The blog has been hosted by the New York Times since... [MediaJobsDaily]

Morning Reading List 12.22.10 - Posted December 22, 2010
*Bob Ennis, the ex-hubby in Sunday's scandalous NYT "Vows" story, opens up to Politics Daily's Annie Groer. He blasts the NYT and said he feared the damaging effects it could... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List 12.22.10 - Posted December 22, 2010
*Bob Ennis, the ex-hubby in Sunday's scandalous NYT "Vows" story, opens up to Politics Daily's Annie Groer. He blasts the NYT and said he feared the damaging effects it could... [FishbowlNY]

Revolving Door: 10.14 - Posted October 14, 2010
Here are this week's PR and media highlights from mediabistro's Revolving Door Newsletter: Lauren Kern has been named deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine. She had been executive editor at O,... [FishbowlDC]

Columbia Journalism Review Needs a Media Critic - Posted September 29, 2010
Media critics seem to be in high demand these days. On Monday, Jeff Bercovici joined Forbes while John Koblin left his home at New York Observer to start writing for Women's Wear Daily. And now, the Columbia Journalism Review wants to find a new media critic for fiscal and economic policy... [MediaJobsDaily]

A Glut of Media Reporter Resignations - Posted September 27, 2010
Ever want the opportunity to follow in a star's footsteps? Well you might well soon get the chance as two large organizations lost media reporting studs (does that exist) today. Both AOL and New York Observer learned that their star repor... [MediaJobsDaily]

Jeff Bercovici: Retire 'Pajama Jokes' - Posted June 17, 2010
Jeff Bercovici columnist at Daily Finance lays out a case for nixing the pajama dig: Jokes about bloggers in pajamas were already a cliche by 2005, when a group of ... [FishbowlLA]

Amidst Hyperactive News Cycle, White House Focuses on Long Term - Posted April 28, 2010
Despite the fact that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton have been ... [FishbowlDC]

Super Bowl PR Winners and Losers - Posted February 8, 2010
[Coke teams up with The Simpsons for their Super Bowl ad.] This is more AgencySpy's territory, but PRNewser wanted to provide a quick recap of who "won" and who "lost" in last night's Super Bowl marketing bonanza. Winners: Pepsi Refresh Although the jury is still out on Pepsi's decision to skip the Super Bowl in... [FishbowlDC]

Lifestyle Firm Offers Finder's Fee to Bloggers for New Accounts - Posted January 22, 2010
Katherine Rothman, CEO of KMR Communications extended an offer to bloggers who cover her firm's specialties to help her reel in new accounts in exchange for a fee, according to a DailyFinance.com story today by media critic ... [FishbowlDC]

"HuffPo" Prefers More Formal "HuffPost" - Posted December 23, 2009
HuffPo prefers that people now use the moniker "HuffPost" to "HuffPo". Just hearing it, the suggestion sounds snooty. It's like trying to move from Howie back to Howard (as in WaPo's Kurtz) or from Barack to Barry and back to Barack (as in President Obama). Othe... [morningmedianewsfeed]

"HuffPo" Prefers More Formal "HuffPost" - Posted December 23, 2009
HuffPo prefers that people now use the moniker "HuffPost" to "HuffPo". Just hearing it, the suggestion sounds snooty. It's like trying to move from Howie back to Howard (as in WaPo's Kurtz) or from Barack to Barry and back to Barack (as in President Obama). Othe... [FishbowlNY]

Thrillist Responds to Blog Swarm Over Weekend Junket - Posted October 23, 2009
[Bloggers & journalists throwing down on sponsors' dime, via RandomNightOut] In the debate about journalism ethics after Thrillist's Jet Mystery junket last week, there were no flies on the company or sponsors. The... [FishbowlDC]

Vibe Has Folded - Posted June 30, 2009
From Jeff Bercovici at AOL's Daily Finance: Vibe magazine, the urban-music magazine founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones, is the latest victim of th... [FishbowlLA]

Portfolio Folds - Posted April 27, 2009
Conde Nast Portfolio is closing. Jeff Bercovici writes on the Portfolio blog: Our editor in chief, Joanne Lipman, just broke the news to staff, saying the decision had been made "because of financial reasons at Advance," Conde Nast's parent company. "It's not anything that the company wanted to do." She said... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Portfolio Folds - Posted April 27, 2009
Conde Nast Portfolio is closing. Jeff Bercovici writes on the Portfolio blog: Our editor in chief, Joanne Lipman, just broke the news to staff, saying the decision had been made "because of financial reasons at Advance," Conde Nast's parent company. "It's not anything that the company wanted to do." She said... [FishbowlNY]

Business Mag Gets Shut Down...Not For Lack of Material, Of Course... - Posted April 27, 2009
Conde Nast Portfolio has folded according to The Business Insider: Executives just finished a meeting to inform staffers. In the meeting, there was a round of applause for editor Joanne Lipman. Also read Gawker's Oct. 08 take on why the magazine ... [FishbowlLA]

New Media Blog Coming To The Market? - Posted March 26, 2009
Our sister publication, FishBowlNY, has an interesting update to our Dan Abrams story, with exclusive content from Abrams and his right-hand woman Rachel... [MediaJobsDaily]

Ta Ta Turk Unit - Posted December 5, 2008
A tipster tells FishbowlDC that, yesterday morning, CNN parted ways with its CNN Turk Unit, which was based out of DC. Related: Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici reports on more cuts at CNN. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ta Ta Turk Unit - Posted December 5, 2008
A tipster tells FishbowlDC that, yesterday morning, CNN parted ways with its CNN Turk Unit, which was based out of DC. Related: Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici reports on more cuts at CNN. ... [FishbowlNY]

Journos Wonder If They're Still McCain's Base - Posted September 22, 2008
Jeff Bercovici over at Portfolio asks if Presidential Nominee John McCain... [FishbowlLA]

Larry King Gets a Square and Another Book - Posted July 15, 2008
Weinstein Books has announced that it will publish Larry King's new autobiography titled,"What Am I Doing Here?" Speaking of softballs - how easy is that title to make ... [FishbowlLA]

Portfolio Takes Sam Zell to Task for Boob Jokes, Being a Boob - Posted July 11, 2008
In an open letter to Sam Zell, Portfolio writer Jeff Bercovici implores Zell to hire a speech writer to punch up the "zany" press releases he puts out on the wires. ... [FishbowlLA]

More Matthews... - Posted October 11, 2007
Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici: Matthews is a jerk. And while being a jerk is sometimes a useful journalistic tool, Matthews is a jerk for no reason; he doesn't seem to get the distinction between adversarial, which every journalist should be, and being combative. When Matthews brags about how "independent" he is, what he... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More Matthews... - Posted October 11, 2007
Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici: Matthews is a jerk. And while being a jerk is sometimes a useful journalistic tool, Matthews is a jerk for no reason; he doesn't seem to get the distinction between adversarial, which every journalist should be, and being combative. When Matthews brags about how "independent" he is, what he... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 08.29.07 - Posted August 29, 2007
Good morning Washington. If Imus returns, you are not interested. An NBC release announced, "MSNBC's ratings growth continued this summer, as the network delivered the strongest growth of any cable news net in August in total day (M-S... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 08.29.07 - Posted August 29, 2007
Good morning Washington. If Imus returns, you are not interested. An NBC release announced, "MSNBC's ratings growth continued this summer, as the network delivered the strongest growth of any cable news net in August in total day (M-S... [FishbowlNY]

Sundown on Sunset: Initial Acts of Violence - Posted August 24, 2007
KNBC's Laurel Erickson gets physical with a Telemundo techie. NYU's Jay Rosen slaps Michael Skube around in the LAT. JT LeRoy... [FishbowlLA]

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