Sharon Waxman has now famously reported that Nikki Finke is already fired. Joe Flint and Dawn Chmielewski responded in the LA Times with the sourced information that Finke can opt out of her PMC/Deadline contract starting this month.
Either way, we have spent a bit of time today thinking where Finke might go next. One of our recurring thoughts was BuzzFeed.
Think about it. A great majority of Finke’s writing would fit right in with BuzzFeed’s numerical-countdown article format and matching headlines. For example, her Deadline riposte this morning (“Nikki Finke to Sharon Waxman: Just Stop It“) could have very dynamically instead been turned into “17 Reasons Why Sharon Waxman Will Never Win a Pulitzer.” (We’re not sure why, but 17 seems to be one of BuzzFeed’s favorite of all numbers.)
There’s only one problem. A spokesperson for BuzzFeed reminded FishbowlLA this afternoon that, “Actually, we have a no haters policy.” Indeed; every BuzzFeed job posting (like this one) comes with that qualifier in the job requirements. Oh well; there’s always Gawker.