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CNN Films' 'Life Itself' Honored By Washington DC Area Film Critics Association - Posted December 9, 2014
Life Itself, the CNN film depicting the life and career of Roger Ebert, was honored yesterday by the Washington Area DC Film Critics' Associa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CNN Films' 'Life Itself' Honored By Washington DC Area Film Critics Association - Posted December 9, 2014
Life Itself, the CNN film depicting the life and career of Roger Ebert, was honored yesterday by the Washington Area DC Film Critics' Associa... [FishbowlNY]

National Society of Newspaper Columnists Names Winners in 2014 Columnist Contest - Posted June 29, 2014
[caption id="attachment_128707" align="alignright" width="296"] Weingarten with Pulitzer (left) and junior high diploma (right).[/caption] Saturday night at Howard University, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists convened for its annual awards ceremony, which to our liking, was much more entertaining than anticipated. Opening the cer... [FishbowlDC]

National Society of Newspaper Columnists Names Winners in 2014 Columnist Contest - Posted June 29, 2014
[caption id="attachment_128707" align="alignright" width="296"] Weingarten with Pulitzer (left) and junior high diploma (right).[/caption] Saturday night at Howard University, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists convened for its annual awards ceremony, which to our liking, was much more entertaining than anticipated. Opening the cer... [morningmedianewsfeed]

National Society of Newspaper Columnists Names Winners in 2014 Columnist Contest - Posted June 29, 2014
[caption id="attachment_128707" align="alignright" width="296"] Weingarten with Pulitzer (left) and junior high diploma (right).[/caption] Saturday night at Howard University, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists convened for its annual awards ceremony, which to our liking, was much more entertaining than anticipated. Opening the cer... [FishbowlNY]

WaPo's Mary C. Curtis Named Finalist by National Society of Newspaper Columnists - Posted June 3, 2014
The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) named finalists for its 2014 annual column contest and just one person from the Washington media is among the list. The Washington Post's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WaPo's Mary C. Curtis Named Finalist by National Society of Newspaper Columnists - Posted June 3, 2014
The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) named finalists for its 2014 annual column contest and just one person from the Washington media is among the list. The Washington Post's ... [FishbowlNY]

Jason Reitman Recalls His Encounters with Roger Ebert - Posted April 12, 2013
In addition to being an immensely gifted filmmaker and inspired organizer of LACMA Live Reads, Jason Reitman is also a solid entertainment journalist. Check out the concise, clear and very comp... [FishbowlLA]

The G-Rated Parenting Blog Facebook Doesn't Want You To See* - Posted April 8, 2013
The Tumblr blog Reasons My Son Is Crying is only 6 days old and already has an enthusiastic following. That's because the site's chronicle of the very specific logic behind a toddler's meltdowns is familiar to anyone who has ever cared for young children, or even used to be one. Reasons... [FishbowlLA]

Patch Editor Remembers His Close Friend, Roger Ebert - Posted April 5, 2013
The only good thing about the death of Roger Ebert is that it has provoked an outpouring of Internet content residing far from a realm the critic never stood for: "... [FishbowlLA]

Three Lessons Learned From Roger Ebert's Career - Posted April 5, 2013
By now you've probably heard that Roger Ebert passed away yesterday in Chicago. Having dealt with cancer and health-related issues head on since 2002, there's no doubt he made a mark in journalism and fought 'til the very end. Her... [MediaJobsDaily]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted April 4, 2013
-So, what do "real ad men" think of Mad Men? link -DUMBO-based Carrot Creative is now hopping on the "force choke" bandwagon, whatever that is. But Darth in the image above is the agency's co-founder/chief product of... [GalleyCat]

Roger Ebert Has Passed Away - Posted April 4, 2013
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert died today, days after taking a "leave of presence" from his job at th... [FishbowlLA]

Indian Media Having a Field Day with Topic of College Student Thanked by Spielberg - Posted March 9, 2013
The best headline, by far, belongs to Calcutta's Telegraph newspaper. For their report about Krishna Bala Shenoi, the 19-year-old Bangalore student who received a scanned handwritten letter of thanks from Steven Spielberg on Tuesday, the headline reads: "... [FishbowlLA]

Latest OC Register Hire Comes to Paper by Way of Chicago - Posted January 4, 2013
During his 12 years as a copy and layout editor with the Chicago Sun-Times, Christopher Woldt (pictured) got to massage the copy of Pulitzer Prize winning film critic ... [FishbowlLA]

Twilight Finale Generates Usual Array of Critic Objections - Posted November 16, 2012
Here's one of our favorite ways to use Rotten Tomatoes: 1) Click into the main page for a new movie; 2) Sort the amalgamated reviews by "Rotten" first; 3) Scroll and read what the "Top Critic"-rated journalists on the stink-side are saying. ... [FishbowlLA]

Publicist-Turned-Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Gets Glowing AP Profile - Posted October 19, 2012
A year that began with Ava DuVernay claiming the first-ever win by a black woman of Sundance's Best Director prize continues apace this month for the former film publicist. As she told AP entertainment writer ... [FishbowlLA]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Leads Users To The Box Office - Posted September 25, 2012
People use Facebook as a referral service all the time -- for restaurants, services, and vacation destinations. The social network has also been a gr... [AllFacebook]

Stephanie Zacharek Dismissal a Sad, Familiar Plotline - Posted June 18, 2012
How perilous have things become for journalists paid handsomely to review movies? Put it this way. The ongoing dismissal of full-time film critics, to which the name of Movieline's Stephanie Zacharek can be officially... [FishbowlLA]

Kevin Smith Blows Up Movie Critic TV Show Format - Posted May 21, 2012
With Roger Ebert's valiant attempt to revive At the Movies having faded into the sunset, writer-director Kevin Smith is aiming to kick-start the critics-talking-heads format on Hulu beginning June 4 with a fundamentally different approach. In each episode of ... [FishbowlLA]

Finalists Announced for 2012 National Society of Newspaper Columnists Awards - Posted April 10, 2012
The National Society of Newspaper Columnists announced the finalists for its annual awards yesterday. Among those honored: LA Weekly's Gendy Alimurung in the "General Interest (print) over 50,0... [FishbowlLA]

Dennis Hopper Biographer Rides Wave of LA Times Publicity - Posted December 5, 2011
Thanks to a massive amount of interest sparked by this weekend's LA Times profile piece by Nita Lely... [FishbowlLA]

'Two Thumbs Up!' Now Essentially a Hand-Me-Down - Posted August 1, 2011
Remember those halcyon days when a "Two Thumbs Up!" quote from Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel was the kiss of life for a Holly... [FishbowlLA]

Roger Ebert Recalls His Very First Newspaper Gig - Posted July 22, 2011
In case you missed it--and a lot of people seem to have done just that--Roger Ebert recently teased his upcoming memoir Life Itself by sharing on his Chicago Sun-Times blog the intoxicating, breathless ... [10,000 Words]

Roger Ebert Stands By Controversial Tweet - Posted June 21, 2011
Roger Ebert has been taking some heat for the Tweet above, which alludes to the death of Jackass star ... [FishbowlLA]

Ebert's Comments Came Too Soon - Posted June 21, 2011
[caption id="attachment_23081" align="alignleft" width="181" caption="Ryan Dunn"][/caption] Roger Ebert is... [GalleyCat]

Ebert's Comments Came Too Soon - Posted June 21, 2011
[caption id="attachment_23081" align="alignleft" width="181" caption="Ryan Dunn"][/caption] Roger Ebert is... [FishbowlDC]

Elvis Mitchell Hooks Back Up with the New York Times - Posted June 16, 2011
It's truly amazing how journalist and bon vivant Elvis Mitchell manages to hopscotch from one great professional opportunity to another. In the past few months alone, he has jumped from ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times, Roger Ebert Win Big at Society for Features Journalism Awards - Posted May 20, 2011
The Society for Features Journalism announced the winners of its annual "Excellence-in-Features Writing Competition" today, and the LA Times did quite well for itself. Charles McNulty took first prize for "General Commentary" while his... [FishbowlLA]

Facebook Gives Roger Ebert's Blog Post Thumbs-Down - Posted January 21, 2011
The good news for legendary film critic Roger Ebert: He now has a new prosthetic jaw to replace his actual jaw, which he lost in 2006 while fighting thyroid cancer. The bad news for Ebert ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Gives Roger Ebert's Blog Post Thumbs-Down - Posted January 21, 2011
The good news for legendary film critic Roger Ebert: He now has a new prosthetic jaw to replace his actual jaw, which he lost in 2006 while fighting thyroid cancer. The bad news for Ebert ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Ebert Revamps At the Movies, Again - Posted January 4, 2011
Elvis Mitchell has left the At the Movies building. In a somewhat cryptic blog post... [FishbowlLA]

Twitter Spelling Report Card: Grading Obama, Palin and Kanye - Posted December 20, 2010
What grade do you think Barack Obama would get for his Twitter spelling? How about Sarah Palin? You'd probably guess pretty close to those two, but how about the other seven celebrities on this Twitter spelling report card? While we know that 140-characters can sometimes restri... [10,000 Words]

Yet Another Reason We Love Roger Ebert - Posted December 13, 2010
Excuse us during our Monday morning swoon. Roger Ebert is great in every way. Here's his Twitter... [FishbowlLA]

Here Comes the Film Critic Bride - Posted December 6, 2010
So far, the startling news of 37-year-old LA film critic Kim Morgan's engagement to 54-year-old Canadian director Guy M... [FishbowlLA]

Mitchell Remembers Sally Menke, Food Lover - Posted October 14, 2010
In today's world of rapid-fire Internet news cycles, events that should linger in the public consciousness often do not. Which is why, if you have not already, we strongly urge you to read ... [FishbowlLA]

KCRW Live Events With Matthew Weiner and Alan Ball - Posted September 20, 2010
Yes, True Blood and Mad Men fans now have something to live for during the hiatus. Tickets for the event go on sale this Wednesday. And yes we posted this event so we could say this to our readers: Go see Ball's and Weiner's...taping in person! Release in full: KCRW AND NPR *ONLINE* COLLABORATION "UPCLOSE"... [FishbowlLA]

At the Movies - The Sequel - Now With More Thumbs! - Posted September 10, 2010
Twitter refiner Roger Ebert announced that he's relaunching his PBS blockbuster show At the Movies in January of 2011. Produced and presented by Roger and his wife Chaz Ebert, ... [FishbowlLA]

Roger Ebert Has a New Cook Book - Posted June 30, 2010
Roger Ebert, the sage of Twitter - a critic whose reviews are often more entertaining than the films - cancer survivor and all around interesting dude has written a cook book. AP's Caryn Rousseau ... [FishbowlLA]

The 2010 Webbys: Fun in Five Words or Less - Posted June 15, 2010
Last night the famous and the web-famous gathered at Cipriani Wall St. for the 2010 Webby Awards, honoring the best in new media. WebNewser was there, and was tweeting the whole night. In case you weren't following our witty tweeting of the night's events, here is what happened: The awards kicked off with... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Roger Ebert on Twittering - Posted June 14, 2010
Before Roger Ebert joined Twitter, we all thought Ashton Kutcher was the oracle of the Twitterverse. Those were very dark times. Enter Ebert: ... [FishbowlLA]

ChatRoulette to be Given Webby Breakout of the Year Award - Posted June 2, 2010
If you wanted more proof to add to your suspicion that after all this time anonymous schlongs still rule Internet content - here it is: ChatRoulette is being honored with a Webby. Press release in full: ChatRoulette, the video chat sensation that became a pop culture phenomenon almost overnight, will be honored with... [FishbowlLA]

Roget Ebert Wins Webby Person of the Year - Posted May 4, 2010
Can we just kvell for a moment? It takes an incredibly notable person to have their jaw removed and it be the least notable thing about them. We follow film critic Roger Ebert on Twitter like giddy fanboys awaiting his next insight. Like this one. ... [FishbowlLA]

Roger Ebert Sums Up the State of Newspapers Via the McCarthy/Carrey Twitter Break Up Perfectly - Posted April 7, 2010
Roger Ebert isn't exaggerating for comedic effect either. Here's the WSJ piece explaining how Jenny McCart... [FishbowlLA]

The Trailer Giving 'Stock Film' a New Meaning - Posted March 12, 2010
"I've decided to fight with the Native American met... [FishbowlLA]

Hurt Locker Will Nab the Oscar, According to Twitter Analysis - Posted March 4, 2010
Much has been made in the past about predicting the Academy Award winners based on ad spend in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter and other lobbying efforts. What constitutes "other?" Well, The Hurt Locker producer Nicholas Chartier's attempt... [FishbowlDC]

Roger Ebert Does Oscar Picks on Oprah - Posted March 3, 2010
Film critic Roger Ebert went on Oprah's show yesterday to show off his new voice, a computer generated reader of his typed words, and his picks for the Oscars. The video in full is here. Ebert and his wife Chaz are one of the great love st... [FishbowlLA]

The Tweeter with a Pulitzer: Roger Ebert - Posted February 22, 2010
Roger Ebert being the first to win a Pulitzer for film criticism in 1975, not only raised the bar for film criticism, it also paved the way for Jonathan Gold... [FishbowlLA]

Fawning Film Reviewer Caught Cutting and Pasting - Posted February 3, 2010
Described as "widely quoted" film critic Paul Fischer got caught plagiarizing. The Vancouver Sun ran a very long for a newspaper piece about Fischer's lifting. According to the piece, which is cringe inducing on all fronts, Fischer wrote fawning, ridiculously kind things about horrible ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List 02.04.09 - Posted February 4, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List 02.04.09 - Posted February 4, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlNY]

Variety: Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz Take Over for Epert and Roeper - Posted July 22, 2008
Variety has a story that blows our little minds (and not just because Ben Lyons lives around the block from us: During negotiat... [FishbowlLA]

Ebert Sticks In His Thumb, And Writes Up This Plum - Posted August 30, 2007
Per Monday's Romenesko, film critic Roger Ebert says he never asked Disney to remove his trademarked "Thumbs" from the At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper. I am discussing with Disney my association with the show that Gene ... [FishbowlLA]

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