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Why We (Heart) Nikki Finke

finke_photo.jpgWe’ve officially arrived.

It took nearly a year, but FBLA has finally registered on the radar of the venerable, incomparable, indispensable Nikki Finke.

Well, actually, that statement was yet another example of the “inaccuracies,” Nikki alludes to in her column this week about mediabistro.com. See, Nikki regularly writes us and our bosses at mediabistro.com such valentines as:

“What you did was reptilian” (8/3/06), “are you even a journalist?” (8/3/06) and “I wash my hands of fishbowl la,” (4/7/07).

Lucky for us, she apparently has stopped washing and started taking her sentiments public.
f.jpg This week she dedicates a fat chunk of her column (which is absolutely never, ever wrong) to FBLA:

Blogger after blogger in charge just can’t get it right. The site usually serves warmed-over news in such an jejeune way that you cringe instead of nod or laugh. Nor does it help that it’s regularly inaccurate — like when it’s writing about me, for some reason. [Full Disclosure: I turned down MediaBistro's financial offer last year to co-brand my site.] Instead of trying to cover this town’s infotainment world with the same insight and integrity of its other outlets, MediaBistro has allowed its LA outpost to become little more than a dumping ground for dopey kudos to the bloggers’ pals.

We’re a little annoyed that we’re not Nikki’s “firsts.” Not by a long shot.

But, golly, we’re big enough to overlook that. Thanks for the plug, Nikki. BFF!

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FBLA 20 Questions: Leslie Gornstein

lesliefierce.JPGE! Online’s Answer Bitch and woman to watch, Leslie Gornstein took time off from abusing underlings to answer FBLA’s 20 Questions.

1. What newspapers do you read?
No physical papers; occasional stories from any outlet that has its stories easily reachable online.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
Zero.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark (Aside from FBLA?)
Poor Man Institute; Sadly No; Cintra Wilson’s Dregulator; Wolcott; Go Fug Yourself; Fafblog, Dependable Renegade.

4. Where do you get your car washed?
I know the freelance market is tough, Mayrav, but I don’t think they’re hiring.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name?
Why? He doesn’t refill my Vicodin prescription. Howard does.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when?
I guess you missed the shiva.

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