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Posts Tagged ‘Jethro Nededog’

A Scandal-ous Bit of Twitter Fakery [Update]

Who is one of the most embarrassed media people shuffling around New York today? Without a doubt Courtney Pajor, a director of special sales for ABC-TV.

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Last night, TheWrap’s senior TV writer Jethro Nededog under the headline above exclusively revealed that she was manning the controls @Scandall411, an account puporting to be that of an avid Scandal fan. As Nededog worked on the piece, the account was renamed (@GrantforPrez) and eventually deleted, while an associated Scandal411 WordPress site got toggled to private. From Nededog’s item:

“I am 100 percent sure that Scandal411 is Courtney Pajor,” one individual who’s had multiple interactions with the blogger said.

TheWrap is also in possession of documents that link Pajor to the Scandal411 Twitter account, though the individual who provided them asked to remain anonymous.

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Pair of Columbia J-School Alums Officially Join TheWrap

All sorts of good things are happening at TheWrap this first week of September. On Tuesday, the Hollywood industry-focused outlet launched a complete overhaul of its website, an iteration being referred to as 3.0. In addition, a pair of recent Columbia journalism school grads who had been interning over the summer have both been promoted to full-time status.

TV reporter Tony Maglio, who graduated from Columbia this spring, started in a full-time capacity on Tuesday. He holds an MBA and B.S. in Business Management and Marketing from Monmouth University, and in fact was working in accounting and finance before he decided to make the transition via Columbia to reporting.

“I cannot believe I actually get to write about television for a living,” Maglio tells FishbowlNY. “And I could not have hand-picked a better place to officially kick off my journalism career than TheWrap!”

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Ex-Gawker EIC A.J. Daulerio to Consult for BuzzMedia

It was just a few months ago that A.J. Daulerio vacated the EIC position at Gawker and was replaced by John Cook. This week comes word that Daulerio will soon be taking on a high-level three-month consulting gig with BuzzMedia. The move was announced Wednesday on the west coast and again last night at an all-hands NYC BuzzMedia  meeting.

Our sources tell us Daulerio will work closely with executive vice president of programming Mike Porath to devise a cohesive new battle plan for the company’s portfolio of websites. BuzzMedia currently operates a staggering 40+ different Web properties.

Porath has an impressive background. Before joining BuzzMedia, he was the editor-in-chief of AOL News as well as an ABC News-pioneering overseas digital reporter, working out of Kosovo.

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Jethro Nededog Follows Joseph Kapsch to TheWrap

Lots going on these days at TheWrap. As we previously reported, Joseph Kapsch is set to begin Monday March 25 as deputy managing editor. Also, in a separate, unrelated move, Jon Thurber has been completing his tenure at the outlet this week.

Now comes word of another hire very closely connected to the incoming deputy editor. Jethro Nededog (pictured), Kapsch’s longtime friend and colleague at Zap2it, The Hollywood Reporter and Celebuzz (where he is currently), will be starting at TheWrap April 1 as senior TV writer. He will report to Tim Molloy.

The news was shared internally this afternoon with the trade’s hard-working staff and included the following quotes:

Nededog: “I’m ecstatic about joining the TheWrap team. Not only does it bring me back to the caliber of stories that I enjoy writing and breaking, but I get a chance to work and learn from some talented people who I’ve looked up to, including Tim Molloy, Joseph Kapsch and, of course, Sharon Waxman.”

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HFPA Aims for ‘Sunday Night Live’

Late this afternoon, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association tweeted out a spectacular bit of news:

Media reaction is pouring in and so far it’s unanimously ecstatic. Anne Thompson cheers “Good call, HFPA!”; CELEBUZZ senior TV editor Jethro Nededog suggests that Dick Clark Productions, the HFPA and NBC all “deserve a standing ovation;” and TVLine’s Michael Ausiello and Kimberly Roots enthusiastically declare “we want to go there.”

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Jethro Nededog on Joining Celebuzz

It’s been a month since Jethro Nededog switched to the professional channel of Celebuzz senior editor, TV. But one thing remains the same – he is reporting once more to good friend and mentor Joseph Kapsch.

The two previously worked together at the LA Times, Zap2it and, most recently, The Hollywood Reporter. Kapsch joined the fast-expanding BUZZMEDIA site in June as New York based executive editor, while Nededog has been working out of the company’s Hollywood offices since June 25.

“We care a lot about breaking news at Celebuzz, but we also care about the context of that news,” Nededog (pictured) told FishbowlLA Friday afternoon via telephone from Comic-Con. “For example, within my first week, I wrote a story about how Anderson Cooper‘s coming out will affect his TV career and viewers.”

Nededog, a native of San Diego and Comic-Con veteran, was at the show this year alongside Celebuzz movie writer Taryn Ryder. His numerous SDCC items included this text and video report about Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski joining the cast of Dexter.

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THR.com Taps Three New Editors

The Hollywood Reporter has added some editing fire power to its website. Per an announcement this morning, Seth Abramovitch has been appointed deputy editor, while Erin Carlson and Jordan Zakarin have joined the publication as staff editors.

Abramovitch once worked alongside Mark Lisanti as an editor of defamer.com. He also helped relaunch movieline.com and has contributed to gawker.com. Carlson comes over to THR.com from AP, where she covered TV, while Zakarin was previously an entertainment editor and reporter with The Huffington Post.

“I’m very happy to welcome Seth, Erin and Jordan,” said editorial director Janice Min. “Their talents and diverse backgrounds in online journalism will be an asset as THR.com continues to expand.”

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