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Report: Nikki Finke May Soon Be TOLDJA-ing at NikkiFinke.com - Posted August 26, 2013
New York Post media reporter Claire Atkinson has info this morning that would seem to confirm the report on Defamer last week by Beejoli Shah that ... [GalleyCat]

Report: Nikki Finke May Soon Be TOLDJA-ing at NikkiFinke.com - Posted August 26, 2013
New York Post media reporter Claire Atkinson has info this morning that would seem to confirm the report on Defamer last week by Beejoli Shah that ... [Fishbowl NY]

Report: Nikki Finke May Soon Be TOLDJA-ing at NikkiFinke.com - Posted August 26, 2013
New York Post media reporter Claire Atkinson has info this morning that would seem to confirm the report on Defamer last week by Beejoli Shah that ... [FishbowlNY]

Josh Dickey's Tenure at TMZ Lasts All of Three Months - Posted July 8, 2013
TMZ founder Harvey Levin can be a demanding boss. His ability to ferret out stories, sources and exclusives in a telephone manner that is second-to-none creates exceedingly high expectations for all those who work alongside him in the 24/7 newsroom. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Josh Dickey's Tenure at TMZ Lasts All of Three Months - Posted July 8, 2013
TMZ founder Harvey Levin can be a demanding boss. His ability to ferret out stories, sources and exclusives in a telephone manner that is second-to-none creates exceedingly high expectations for all those who work alongside him in the 24/7 newsroom. ... [FishbowlNY]

From Projectionist to President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - Posted June 11, 2013
As first reported by Steve Pond of TheWrap, the Hollywood Foreign Press... [FishbowlLA]

David Carr Gets a Phone Call from Nikki Finke - Posted June 9, 2013
The most noteworthy element in David Carr's summary of the latest Sharon Waxman-... [GalleyCat]

David Carr Gets a Phone Call from Nikki Finke - Posted June 9, 2013
The most noteworthy element in David Carr's summary of the latest Sharon Waxman-... [FishbowlLA]

Gary Susman Ponders the Nikki Finke Drama - Posted June 6, 2013
The headline for this particular TIME op-ed asks a great question: "What's Next for Hollywood's Most Feared Reporter?" Unfortunately, there's not much in the article itself about where Nikki Finke might ostensibly Toldja! from next. ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Can Cross BuzzFeed Off the List - Posted June 3, 2013
Sharon Waxman has now famously reported that Nikki Finke is already fired. Joe Flint and ... [GalleyCat]

Website Asks Wrong Nikki Finke Rhetorical Question - Posted June 3, 2013
Unless, that is, Contact Music knows something we don't. Namely, that Finke has already bolted from PMC for a new stealth enterprise and is quickly having second thoughts there. ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Gets Her First Public Job Offer - Posted June 3, 2013
Sharon Waxman may not be completely useless to Nikki Finke after all. In the reader comments to Waxman's Sunday night article heard around the Hollywood world, Finke got a job offer this morning fro... [FishbowlLA]

PMC Dismisses Sharon Waxman Bombshell Report - Posted June 2, 2013
Sunday, bombshell Sunday. At 6:45 p.m. PT tonight, Sharon Waxman posted an article titled "SHOCKER: Jay Penske Fires Nikki Finke from Deadline Hollywood." She has since updated her article with information also contained in a ... [semanticweb.com]

PMC Dismisses Sharon Waxman Bombshell Report - Posted June 2, 2013
Sunday, bombshell Sunday. At 6:45 p.m. PT tonight, Sharon Waxman posted an article titled "SHOCKER: Jay Penske Fires Nikki Finke from Deadline Hollywood." She has since updated her article with information also contained in a ... [FishbowlLA]

Live Talks Los Angeles Celebrates Its Third Anniversary - Posted May 13, 2013
Tomorrow night's Live Talks Los Angeles event featuring Burt Bacharach in conversation with Mitch Albom is notable for a couple of additional reasons. It will mark the three-year anniversary of the popular local series and is the first of several Live Talks eve... [FishbowlLA]

Kurtz Commended For Facing Fire - Posted May 6, 2013
Howard Kurtz's apology, delivered on live national television Sunday, has been received as any dramatic apology would be. Some people are buying it. Some aren't. On his CNN media news program "Reliable Sources," Kurtz off... [FishbowlDC]

Lawsuit Pits Jay Penske Against Former Variety Exec - Posted May 1, 2013
It was to be called Beverly Hills Entertainment Week. But the 2012 event never happened and according to reports late last night on Deadline and ... [FishbowlLA]

Stacey Farish Ankles TheWrap... for PMC!? - Posted April 23, 2013
This one is definitely a shocker. Stacey Farish, publisher of TheWrap, has jumped to Variety/Deadline owner PMC. From this afternoon's brief ... [GalleyCat]

FishbowlNY Hires Former TheWrap Media Reporter Alexander C. Kaufman - Posted April 12, 2013
We have some exciting internal news to share on this Friday afternoon involving our sister site FishbowlNY. Two weeks after co-editor Jerry Barmash accepted a TV reporter job with the New York Daily New... [GalleyCat]

MTV President on Shain Gandee's Death: 'We Can't Be All the Redemption' - Posted April 10, 2013
It's the very last answer given to Sharon Waxman by Van Toffler, president of the MTV Viacom Music and Logo Group, that provokes the ... [FishbowlLA]

TheWrap Hiring Spree Continues with an Old, Familiar Name: Jeff Sneider - Posted April 1, 2013
If you'd told us 18 months ago that all four Hollywood trade publications would be flush in the spring of 2013 and raring to (still) go at each other, we would have laughed the way Nikki Finke does when someon... [FishbowlLA]

Variety Film Editor Josh Dickey Heading to TMZ.com - Posted March 23, 2013
Big news this afternoon on the Hollywood trades front. And it's Nikki Finke once again letting the Variety cat out of the bag. Film editor ... [GalleyCat]

Variety Film Editor Josh Dickey Heading to TMZ.com - Posted March 23, 2013
Big news this afternoon on the Hollywood trades front. And it's Nikki Finke once again letting the Variety cat out of the bag. Film editor ... [FishbowlLA]

TheWrap Hires Joseph Kapsch as Deputy Managing Editor - Posted March 8, 2013
We just wrapped up (pun intended) a brief conference call with Sharon Waxman and Joseph Kapsch... [FishbowlLA]

@TheInSneider is Suddenly a Variety Outsider - Posted January 29, 2013
Like so many things involving feisty Variety film writer Jeff Sneider, the info was divulged suddenly and without warning via Twitter: Then came a ... [FishbowlLA]

In This Star Wars Reporting Episode, Much of the Deserved Credit Gets Lost - Posted January 25, 2013
The biggest Hollywood film scoop of this young year was posted Thursday at 1:33 p.m PT on TheWrap. While a number of Lucas Shaw's peers were immediate and effusive with Twitter praise, large chunks of the pick-up coverage about ... [FishbowlLA]

THR Parent Gets Shiny New Name, Boss - Posted January 15, 2013
To go along with the endlessly deep pockets of Guggenheim Partners, The Hollywood Reporter's parent company Prometheus Global Media now has two additional assets: a new name and a new leader. Former Yahoo! and Fo... [FishbowlLA]

Daniel Frankel Will Now Get Paid to Promote Other People's Content - Posted September 27, 2012
In her piece about journalist Daniel Frankel’s decision to jump over to the PR side, Anne Thompson suggests that exodus has been increasing lately. We're not so sure. ... [FishbowlLA]

Geoff Boucher Lands at Entertainment Weekly - Posted September 21, 2012
Score one for TheWrap media-film reporter Alexander C. Kaufman. On Wednesday, he ... [FishbowlLA]

Award-Winning TheWrap Blogger Tastelessly Lowers the Bar - Posted August 13, 2012
Nestled deep with TheWrap's Hollyblogs network, Richard Stellar has made quite a name for himself. Earlier this spring, he ... [FishbowlLA]

Award-Winning TheWrap Blogger Tastelessly Lowers the Bar - Posted August 13, 2012
Nestled deep within TheWrap's Hollyblogs network, Richard Stellar has made quite a name for himself. Earlier this spring, he ... [GalleyCat]

Coincidence? Finke Fires Back at THR Hours After Bret Easton Ellis Exclusive - Posted July 18, 2012
TheWrap - or, as Nikki Finke prefers to call it, TheCrap - remains number one on her list of direct-competitor enemies. A close second is The Hollywood Reporter. This afternoon, just hours after t... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Trades React to Marissa Mayer Yahoo Appointment - Posted July 16, 2012
Among the quartet of Hollywood "trades," none had been keeping a closer eye on the Yahoo! CEO sweepstakes than TheWrap. Sharon Waxman wrote several articles about this topic, working her extensive showbiz contacts. But she and media reporter ... [FishbowlLA]

TheWrap Reporter Gets Slapped for Tosh Final Para - Posted July 11, 2012
There's a healthy debate going on in the comments to Tim Kenneally's TheWrap article about the rape jokes made by Daniel Tosh at The Laugh Factory and the comedian's subsequent Twitter apology. ... [FishbowlLA]

THR Appoints Two New Vice Presidents - Posted July 10, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter’s Victoria Gold and Beth Deutschman have just been promoted vice president of entertainment and vice president of television &... [FishbowlLA]

Report: TheWrap, Penske and Ron Burkle in Hunt for Variety - Posted July 6, 2012
Ever since Daniel Frankel at PaidContent revealed that 11 entities were interested in looking at the Variety books, the race has been on among media watchers to identify authoritatively who those parties might be. ... [FishbowlLA]

Sharon Waxman Paints Ugly THR Picture; Janice Min Responds - Posted July 3, 2012
In the wake of Richard Beckman's exit from Prometheus Global Media and replacement b... [FishbowlLA]

For Now, Larry Ellison's Daughter Prefers Twitter Oracle - Posted May 19, 2012
Megan Ellison, 26-year-old daughter of the third-richest man in America, has so far refused all interview requests. Nevertheless, LA Times reporters ... [AllTwitter]

For Now, Larry Ellison's Daughter Prefers Twitter Oracle - Posted May 19, 2012
Megan Ellison, 26-year-old daughter of the third-richest man in America, has so far refused all interview requests. Nevertheless, LA Times reporters ... [FishbowlLA]

A Picture Worth a Thousand Bylines - Posted May 15, 2012
Since launch in 2009, TheWrap has proven to be a fertile training ground for entertainment journalists. Among the earliest examples of reporters who worked under Sharon Waxman before moving on to other outlets are Amy Kaufman (now with the LA Times), ... [FishbowlLA]

Mel Gibson Exclusives a Watershed Moment for TheWrap - Posted April 19, 2012
It's been an absolutely insane seven days at TheWrap as a result of the site's exclusive coverage of Mel Gibson's December 2011 Costa Rica meltdown. First came the nine-page letter written by Joe Eszterha... [FishbowlLA]

TheWrap Makes Like TMZ, Scores Massive Mel Gibson Scoop - Posted April 12, 2012
It was not quite as shocking as the four-page LASD arresting officer's report that launched TMZ in the summer of 2006, mainly because it is Mel once removed. Nevertheless, the nine-page Joe Eszterhas letter ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Journos Pay Tribute to Mike Wallace - Posted April 8, 2012
On this Easter Sunday, journalists the world over have begun honoring the memory of a professional god, Mike Wallace, who passed away last night at age 93. The 60 Minutes correspondent's unmistakable M.O. was a clarion call to the profession for countless reporters. Here are some of this morning's first wave of... [GalleyCat]

Sharon Waxman Updates Matt Welch vs. Joe Flint - Posted April 3, 2012
Here's a good example of how to proactively cover a Twitter fracas. Rather than simply recap the tweets, TheWrap CEO and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman picked up the phone today. The result is a deeper look at the issues Reason magazine editor ... [FishbowlLA]

Peeking at Hollywood Trades Web Traffic - Posted March 30, 2012
The worldwide Web traffic in February 2012 for the Hollywood trades is pretty much what you'd expect. THR is a runaway leader with just under seven million uniques; deadline.com comes in a solid second at around a million-eight, followed by TheWrap and Variety. More surprising are some of the other d... [FishbowlLA]

Media Analyst: Bloomberg Could Be Boffo for Variety - Posted March 28, 2012
There's some interesting grist for the Variety mill to be found in an article on TheWrap by Sharon Waxman... [FishbowlLA]

Lisa Fung Joins TheWrap - Posted January 10, 2012
LA Times online arts and entertainment editor Lisa Fung is jumping ship to TheWrap. Sharon Waxman announced today that ... [FishbowlLA]

Fishing Out an Old Stacey Farish Clip - Posted January 9, 2012
FishbowlLA is hearing rumors that TheWrap may soon be in a position to make a big hire announcement at the executive editor level. Which led us this morning to dig around the higher echelons of Sharon Waxman's operation. In short order, we came across this August 2011 clip from the Bravo rea... [FishbowlLA]

Stacey Farish Named Publisher of TheWrap.com - Posted November 4, 2011
Los Angeles Times executive Stacey Farish was named the publisher of TheWrap.com, the en... [FishbowlLA]

Joseph Kapsch Disputes The Wrap's Report of His Impending Exit From The Hollywood Reporter* - Posted October 27, 2011
After only two months at The Hollywood Reporter, deputy web editor Patrick Day has called it quits and is heading back to the L... [GalleyCat]

Joseph Kapsch Disputes The Wrap's Report of His Impending Exit From The Hollywood Reporter* - Posted October 27, 2011
After only two months at The Hollywood Reporter, deputy web editor Patrick Day has called it quits and is heading back to the L... [FishbowlLA]

THR Parent Company Exec Denies His CEO Days Are Numbered - Posted July 29, 2011
The New York Post continues its excellent reporting on Prometheus Global Media, the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter, AdWeek, and Billboard, with ... [FishbowlLA]

TheWrap Goes to Court Against Former Employee - Posted July 26, 2011
This Thursday afternoon at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown LA, Dominic Patten, former news editor at TheWrap, will square off in small claims against his one-time employer. At issue: a Mar... [FishbowlLA]

Reuters Deal Kicks Off Busy July for Sharon Waxman - Posted July 5, 2011
This past Friday, TheWrap launched a dramatic expansion of its content syndication partnership with Reuters America. In place of the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, the website will try to help... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Reporter Responds to Sharon Waxman Accusations - Posted June 20, 2011
Last Friday afternoon, Sharon Waxman made like Nikki Finke and accused a Hollywood trade rival of failing to properly credit her website's scoops. Except in this case, rather than it being a matter of De... [FishbowlLA]

Sharon Waxman Enjoys a Hotel du Cap Nightcap - Posted May 16, 2011
Over the weekend, The Wrap's doyenne Sharon Waxman filed a freewheeling dispatch... [FishbowlLA]

Mel Gibson Exclusive Impresses Anita Busch, Revolts David Poland - Posted April 22, 2011
The two most intriguing media reactions to last night's big exclusive interview with Mel Gibson posted on Deadline.com come from ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Business Journal Runs the THR Print Edition Numbers - Posted March 24, 2011
Former Los Angeles Daily News reporter Greg Hernandez has a solid piece in this week's ... [FishbowlLA]

News Editor Dominic Patten Parts Ways with The Wrap - Posted March 21, 2011
The staff turnover at The Wrap in recent months has been an ongoing topic of conversation in LA media circles. What does it all mean? There are differing theories. Canadian-born journalist Dominic Patten is the latest depart, as of March 8th. After joining the site on a freelance basis in April 2009,... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Reporter Owner Discounts New York Post Story - Posted March 18, 2011
The parent company of the Hollywood Reporter, Prometheus Global Media, takes its name from the Greek god who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. This week, ... [GalleyCat]

New Variety News Blog to Step Out from Behind Paywall - Posted February 28, 2011
Variety will allow a small leak through its paywall, launching a news blog Tuesday that will be visible free-of-charge, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Politics Daily Loses Exec Editor to RealClearPolitics - Posted February 24, 2011
Executive Editor Carl Cannon is leaving AOL's Politics Daily for RealClearPolitics.com. Word has it that Politics Daily could fold in the next 10 days as soon as HuffPost's acquisition with AOL closes. ... [PRNewser]

Nikki Finke Parent Co. Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to TheWrap - Posted February 23, 2011
It may well be time for a new Deadline.com term - "SCOLDJA!" That's because the gloves have come off this week between Nikki Finke's Deadline.com and ... [GalleyCat]

Sharon Waxman Tones Down HFPA Suicide Headline - Posted January 21, 2011
Late yesterday afternoon, the following e-mail news bulletin was fired off from the TheWrap: "EXCLUSIVE: New HFPA Bombshell - Longtime Member Commits Suicide" Immediately, readers started piling on in the comments section, disgusted at how article author ... [FishbowlLA]

TheWrap Scoops Up Script Database ItsontheGrid.com - Posted January 18, 2011
Looks like TheWrap's Sharon Waxman is putting some of that recently raised venture capital to quick use. Ahead of a press release scheduled for this afternoon, TechCrunch.com shares ... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Trades at Opposite Ends of Ronni Chasen Coverage - Posted November 23, 2010
The shocking murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen has occurred at a time when the town's two industry trade publications are pursuing very different business models. While... [FishbowlLA]

Josh Dickey Steals LA Press Club Show - Posted November 12, 2010
Although Variety's Andrew Stewart was unable to attend the Thursday, November 11th Los Angeles Press Club ... [FishbowlLA]

Amidst Complaints HuffPost Supports Sanity Rally - Posted October 12, 2010
HuffPost doesn't pay many of its bloggers, but come the end of October, Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington... [FishbowlDC]

Wrap's Waxman: 'Is Anyone Counting What They're Spending Over There?' - Posted September 2, 2010
On the (somewhat stale) news that The Hollywood Reporter offered Page Six editor Richard Johnson $1 million to move to THR, The Wrap's ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Waxman Needs Attention, Invites Finke to Speak - Posted August 20, 2010
Call us cynical but the Sharon Waxman and Nikki Finke feud benefits them both. Possibly one more than the other. If they're lucky a ... [FishbowlLA]

Waxman and Finke are Flaming Each Other Again - Posted April 23, 2010
We've said it once and we'll say it again - the problem with entertainment writers is they write for people who don't read so they have to resort to theatrics in order to get attention. We honestly had to wonder if this is even news. This has become the "dog bites man"... [FishbowlLA]

Variety to PR: Give Us Your Scoops, Or Else! - Posted March 26, 2010
Entertainment PR pros: you've been warned. If you give scoops to other online publications, Variety won't run your story in print. Via the LA Times' ... [PRNewser]

Hey Huffpo LA, Finke Telling Waxman to F-Off Isn't News, It's Friday - Posted January 8, 2010
Huffington Post's LA edition (which we feel is redundant) hasn't quite found its niche or voice or something. Now it's all best food posts with something about a celebrity. For LA news. It's like hosing down a drowning victim. Anyway, Nikki Finke... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Reporter Sale Could Be Completed By Tomorrow - Posted November 19, 2009
Rumor has it that Hollywood Reporter and several other entertainment titles could be sold by tomorrow to James Finkelstein's News Communications Inc., owner of "Who's Who" publications, ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Nielsen Pubs Sold? - Posted November 11, 2009
Sharon Waxman reports on The Wrap that ... [Fishbowl NY]

Nielsen Pubs Sold? - Posted November 11, 2009
Sharon Waxman reports on The Wrap that ... [FishbowlNY]

Comcast Purchase Of NBCU Stake A Done Deal? - Posted October 13, 2009
The Wrap's Sharon Waxman, who first reported that a deal between cable provider ... [Fishbowl NY]

Comcast Purchase Of NBCU Stake A Done Deal? - Posted October 13, 2009
The Wrap's Sharon Waxman, who first reported that a deal between cable provider ... [FishbowlNY]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 9, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), NBC military analyst and former US Southern Command Commander-in-chief Ret. Gen. Barry McCaffrey and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ret. Gen. Richard Myers and a roundtable with Atlantic Media political director Ron Brownstein, WSJ's ... [FishbowlDC]

Nikki Finke is in The New Yorker - Posted October 5, 2009
Wowie, Nikki Finke is now in The New Yorker? First the front page of the New York Times and now a Tad Frie... [FishbowlLA]

Huffpo Takes on Sharon Waxman - Posted October 1, 2009
Sharon Waxman reported Comcast had struck a deal to buy NBC Universal. This "exclusive" made everyone freak out and then ... [FishbowlLA]

Early Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 2, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Programming Note: Meet the Press will not air Sunday, July 5 due to NBC's coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals. We will return at our regular time on July 12. CBS' Face the Nation: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, Sen. Chuck Grassley... [FishbowlDC]

More LA Journos on Countdown - Posted July 2, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlLA]

CyberFrequencies Interview With Nikki Finke - Posted June 30, 2009
Queena Kim and Tanya Jo Miller interview Nikki Finke. They mention ... [FishbowlLA]

TVWeek Editor Joins 'The Wrap' - Posted June 15, 2009
Sharon Waxman swept through New York last week looking for a TV editor for her site "The Wrap" and it looks like she's plucked TVWeek editor Josef Adalian for the job. Launched ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Josef Adalian Gets Snatched by Sharon Waxman - Posted June 15, 2009
Josef Adalian got a gig over at TheWrap. From their press release: Adalian is currently Editor of industry publication TVWEEK.com and prior to that had been at Variety, covering television there for a decade. Adalian joins TheWrap's top-notch editorial and business team, most recent... [FishbowlLA]

The Ticker: Robinson, Luntz, Liu... - Posted April 28, 2009
> Politico's Anne Schroeder Mullins profiles Hardball star booker, Querry Robinson. "Wherever you go with Querry, you feel like you're with a celebrity...everyone knows him in this town; it's hilarious," said fellow booker ... [TVNewser]

LAT FOB: Media: Where Do We Go From Here? Panel - Posted April 27, 2009
The "Media: Where Do We Go From Here?" panel was moderated by LAT media scribe James Rainey. The panelists were Voice of San Diego's Andrew Donohue, Marc C... [FishbowlLA]

Show Biz Reporters Exchange Barbs in NY Observer Piece - Posted April 23, 2009
You can read the whole story for yourself - but we'll sum it up: Sharon Waxman, Nikki Finke... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell: Mogul, Oracle and Chachka Pusher? - Posted February 4, 2009
We think we'd find this story cute and endearing if it wasn't about someone who's name will be on the LA Times' tombstone. Sharon Waxman shares that owner of the Tribune Company, Sam Zell's holiday traditions: ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.27.09 - Posted January 27, 2009
Good morning Washington. 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 below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

TheWrap Says It Will Pay Writers - Posted January 27, 2009
Sharon Waxman's TheWrap launched yesterday hoping to be the Politico of entertainment news. So naturally, all we wanted to know is if they pay writers. Sharon left in our comments: Part of our mission is to provide a home for quality journalism, and that means being willing to... [FishbowlLA]

What a Former NYT Writer Did After Having That "Sinking Feeling" About Today's Journalism - Posted January 26, 2009
Former New York Times Hollywood correspondent Sharon Waxman has taken the wraps off Thewrap.com, a news site for the entertainment industry. Marketwatch.com's Jon Friedman spoke with Waxman about how the new venture will be different than what's out... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

TheWrap Launches Today - Posted January 26, 2009
Sharon Waxman's launched her site TheWrap today. The project promises to cover the 'business of entertainment and media'. Jon Friedman, at ... [FishbowlLA]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 12, 2008
Meet The Press: IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan, MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), former MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina... [FishbowlDC]

All-Out Blogger Warfare In Hollywood - Posted November 26, 2008
Nikki Finke and Sharon Waxman establish their blogging rights in Hollywo... [FishbowlLA]

Sharon Waxman Skewers Nick Denton, Internet - Posted October 6, 2008
Sharon Waxman takes aim at Snarker-in-chief Nick Denton (which we get) as well as the flight of talented journali... [FishbowlLA]

Reed Business Information Dumps Some Suitors, Keeps Others - Posted August 18, 2008
Over the weekend, paidContent.org's Rafat Ali reported that the second round of bidding for the assets of Reed Business Information (including Publishers Weekly) had begun—with ... [GalleyCat]

The HuffPo Effect: Everyone Wants Their Own Online News Brand - Posted August 12, 2008
So, what to do if you are a former publishing doyenne who, after years of dominating the print world finds themselves thrust into the wilds of the online media scene? Obviously you follow Arianna Huffington's uber-successful example and ... [Fishbowl NY]

The HuffPo Effect: Everyone Wants Their Own Online News Brand - Posted August 12, 2008
So, what to do if you are a former publishing doyenne who, after years of dominating the print world finds themselves thrust into the wilds of the online media scene? Obviously you follow Arianna Huffington's uber-successful example and ... [FishbowlNY]

Joe Eszterhas' Non-Sharon Stone Love Child - Posted August 4, 2008
Sharon Waxman has the dirt on Joe Eszterhas, the former journo-turned-screenwriter who has recently reunited with the dau... [FishbowlLA]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 25, 2008
Meet the Press: Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) Face the Nation: Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Jack Reed (D-RI). This Week: John McCain and a roundtable with for... [FishbowlDC]

Sharon Waxman Finds Nice Boring - Posted June 23, 2008
Steve Carell once complained to an inteviewer that he's sick of being called "nice." But that's what he is (or at least, what he projects). Nice guy. Nice wife. Nice career. Former NYT reporter Sharon Waxman, ... [FishbowlLA]

Sharon Waxman Waxes Philosophic About the Future of Journalism (There's a Future?) - Posted May 2, 2008
Former New York Times correspondent Sharon Waxman sent us an e-mail to let us know that she's at the NewTools 2008 conference in Sunnyvale, and she's getting jazzed about all the cool gadgets that will eventually replace paid, trained reporters with "citize... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.08 - Posted January 14, 2008
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1952, the "Today" show premiered, in 1973 the Dolphins became the only one of only two NFL teams to go undefeated during the regular season, and in 2004, President Bush announced we're going to Mars. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio). Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: ... [FishbowlDC]

Sundown on Sunset: Back Talk - Posted January 11, 2008
Food Woolf and Matt Bites both snap at the heels of the LAT's Leslie Brenner and her Diner'... [FishbowlLA]

Winterstern's Biggest Problem--The Dead Girl or the Live Hooker? - Posted March 8, 2007
Sharon Waxman writes a compelling story about the rise and fall of Henry Winterstern and First Look Studios. Large amounts of hedge-fund cash and snazzy offices didn't help much when bad movies didn't make any money b... [FishbowlLA]

Times Shakes Up Its Hollywood Coverage - Posted January 23, 2007
Interesting insidery news from Nikki Finke, who has good grist on some Hollywood coverage changes at the New York Times. First, the Times is dropping L.A.-based movie editor Michael Cieply, adding him to its stable of Ho... [Fishbowl NY]

Times Shakes Up Its Hollywood Coverage - Posted January 23, 2007
Interesting insidery news from Nikki Finke, who has good grist on some Hollywood coverage changes at the New York Times. First, the Times is dropping L.A.-based movie editor Michael Cieply, adding him to its stable of Ho... [FishbowlNY]

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