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Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Wald’

Wald Leaves KTLA/Sullivan Out at Weekly/Thompson Pulled from L & W

Lots of media movement:

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Jeff Wald, news director of KTLA for the last 15 years, is leaving to take care of his family. Wald’s wife died last winter. No replacement has been named.

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Kate Sullivan, music writer at LA Weekly, has been replaced by Randall Roberts, a ex-New Times guy from St. Louis. Tabloid Baby hopes she’ll invite everyone to read her private blog.
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NBC plans to pull those Law & Order episodes with Fred Thompson, as he comes close to announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination To avoid running afoul of the government’s equal time provisions for candidates, the network won’t schedule a L&O repeat with Thompson after Sept. 1 if he’s officially a candidate by that time. Cable doesn’t have to play by the same rules, which is lucky, as he’s in 115 episodes.

And Maya Rudolph out at SNL?

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California Journalists Write–Checks/Who Gave How Much

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MSNBC.com names names–of journalists who donated to poltiical campaigns. MSNBC.com checked the Federal Election Commission records from January 2004 through the first quarter of 2007 and attempted to contact each journalist.

Locals include

LA Times

In 2006, the Times completely overhauled its ethics policies, including a ban on political contributions by any editorial staff member.

Dan Neil, automobile critic, $250 to the DNC in July 2004.
“Yup, that’s me, all right,” Neil said in an e-mail.

“Two things: I’m a columnist, not a straight-news guy, and my political affiliations are not, I don’t think, in doubt. Goes to the question of whether my ‘activism’ by donation is indicative of some covert (and mythic) liberal bias in the press.

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