Archives: March 2009
No shock here. The paper is struggling. The paper is letting people go. Dog bites man. Man this story bites…
CORRECTION: We received this note,”wanted to reconfirm before i emailing a correction but legendary san francisco rock critic Joel Selvin took a BUY OUT from the SF Chronicle and was NOT fired given the tumultuous times, that kind of mistake could have ramifications and i know you want to be accurate.”
FOX is creating a new dating show for the average-looking American. And since we are, on average, a zaftig people, the series will be called “More to Love.” From The Hollywood Reporter:
“For six years it’s been skinny-minis and good-looking bachelors, and that’s not what the dating world looks like,” Fox president of alternative Mike Darnell said. “Why don’t real women — the women who watch these shows, for the most part — have a chance to find love too?”
The project has a similar format to “The Bachelor,” where a group of woman compete for one man (producers describe him as a “Kevin James-type”). It marks the first time Darnell and ["The Bachelor" producer Mike] Fleiss have teamed for a series in about nine years. The duo’s previous dating show was the controversial, groundbreaking 2000 special “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?” which set the format template for ABC’s “Bachelor” and a legion of imitators.
About damn time.
Mayrav Saar, our long lost and totally missed FBLA editor has a sister and yes, they look alike and yes she’s cute too.
Anyway, Danielle Saar just got hired by St. Petersburg CBS affiliate WTSP for their morning show.
Saar, 26, was a “one-man-band” journalist in Colorado Springs, reporting and filming stories herself in a trend sweeping smaller stations looking to curb costs.
We need YouTube clips. ASAP.
Colleen Dunn Bates tells us that the site Hometown Pasadena is the companion to the book of the same title.
From their site:
Built on a WordPress platform, this new site is technically a blog but is really so much more. It contains our own blog, where you’ll find posts by members of the Hometown Pasadena team about whatever local stuff we’re into at the moment. It also has several departments: Eat & Drink, Events, Creative Types (posts about and/or by the countless creative people in the SG Valley), The Best (of anything from scones to songs for driving in Pasadena at night) and What Pasadena’s Reading, the weekly bestseller list from Vroman’s. And we’re not just about Pasadena; our hometown territory runs from Eagle Rock and Highland Park up to La Canada, over to Sierra Madre, and down to San Gabriel and Monterey Park.
For the record, we were able to follow along without the book. There’s not like a decoder in there or anything. No spoilers. You should all buy everyone’s book but don’t think the site will ruin the ending for you. We’re just saying…
ProPublica is an independent newsroom to fund investigative journalism. They work with about a $10 million dollar budget.
Huffpo announced today:
The popular blog is collaborating with The Atlantic Philanthropies and other donors to launch the Huffington Post Investigative Fund with an initial budget of $1.75 million. That should be enough for 10 staff journalists who will primarily coordinate stories with freelancers, said Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.
So, does this mean the Drudge Report Investigation Fund will launch soon?
Meh. We’re going to put our head in the sand and pout about City Beat.