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Studio City Freelancer Among This Year’s S.I. Newhouse Finalists

Remember all that business last spring about The Hobbit’s 48-frames-per-second technology? Among the reporters covering the topic at that time was Studio City-based freelance writer Hugh Hart for Wired magazine.

While Peter Jackson’s 48-fps experiment didn’t exactly set the movie business on fire, it has paved the way for Hart to travel this summer to New York City for the S.I. Newhouse School Mirror Awards, which honor the best reporting about digital media. His Wired feature is a nominee in the Best Single Article category alongside The Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone, Media Matters’ Joe Strupp and three others.

Hart did a great job in the Wired piece of framing the historical Hollywood context, moving in his first two paragraphs from a current studio to Thomas Alva Edison circa 1890. The reporter also landed the holy grail for this sort of piece – an interview with James Cameron. (Hart also spoke with visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull and several others.)

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2013 Mirror Awards Finalists Named

The 2013 Mirror Awards finalists have been announced. The awards highlight excellence in media reporting. The winners will be announced Wednesday, June 5, at Cipriani. Congrats to all those nominated.

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media

Best Single Article – Digital Media

In San Diego, Tis’ the Season for Daily Newspaper Melancholy

Media Matters for America blogger Joe Strupp offers a thorough, depressing review of the first year of Doug Manchester’s tempestuous tenure as a San Diego newspaper baron. Among those chiming in are New York Times media columnist David Carr, KPBS director of news and editorial strategy Suzanne Marmion, fired U-T sports reporter Tim Sullivan and an anonymous current employee:

“Saying you are going to be a cheerleader for business… goes against everything we have been taught and trained as journalists,” said one current U-T San Diego staffer who requested anonymity. “A lot of people have rolled their eyes at the front page editorials that have run… The quality of the paper is less because there’s more fluff in the paper, an emphasis on running more society photos and celebrity photos. That space could be better used on actual news and information.”

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Media Matters Scoops Up Former E&P Editor Joe Strupp

headshot-strupp-joe.jpgHappy Monday! Someone got a job.

MMFA reports:

Today, Media Matters for America announced the hiring of Joe Strupp as Investigative Reporter and Senior Editor. Strupp comes to Media Matters after 10 years as a senior editor at Editor & Publisher magazine. He will be the organization’s first Investigative Reporter, and his original work will appear on his new Media Matters blog “Strupp,” also launching today.

“Hiring an investigative reporter is a new step for Media Matters, but it is one we’re confident will pay off,” said Eric Burns, President of Media Matters. “Joe has more than 20 years of reporting experience and is an expert on the media industry. I am thrilled he is leading us in this new endeavor.”

Previously on FBLA: E&P is Back, Kind Of, Top Editors Out

Former E&P Editor On His Dimissal|Conan Fights For Staff|Entrepreneur To Launch New Site|Halderman Case Continues|No Summer Breaks For Broadcast Nets

Huffington Post: Ousted Editor & Publisher editor Greg Mitchell recounts his lay off. Since he was tossed out with senior editor Joe Strupp, “That meant that the magazine would lose the two staffers who had been responsible for roughly 80 percent of the magazine’s news-making and traffic-driving ‘scoops’ over the past 11 years — at a time when Web impact needs to be expanded,” Mitchell writes. “I wish my salary was so high that cost-cutting alone would explain it.”

New York Times: Negotiations over Conan O’Brien‘s buyout with NBC are being held up as the late night host tries to negotiate better severance deals for his soon-to-be-unemployed staff.

Folio: Entrepreneur magazine is planning to take on AARP magazine with the launch of a new Web site, SecondAct.com, this spring.

TVNewser: A judge has refused to dismiss the case against David Letterman‘s alleged extortionist, Joe Halderman.

Broadcasting & Cable: Broadcast TV channels are not planning to take a break over the summer by running reruns.

E&P is Back, Kind Of, Top Editors Out

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We were a little premature in our elation yesterday that Editor & Publisher resumed publishing the 126 year old trade. Yes, they are back. But the new E&P is a clone of what existed last month. Editor-in-Chief Greg Mitchell is gone as is Joe Strupp.

The above tweet is from Editor of Mother Jones Clara Jeffery and she sums it up pretty well.

Mitchell’s announced this fact via Twitter:

If you missed last nite: E&P is back but I am out, as is the great @JoeStrupp.

Joe Strupp tweeted:

E&P is sold, but I am not with it. Not the right fit for me. Weighing other options. See my resume at www.joestrupp.com

We wish Greg and Joe a short job hunt. Bummer.

E&P in Exile Blog Launches

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The next pit stop on the Editor & Publisher saga is a neat little Blogger blog called E&P in Exile.

On the side bar, skimming, we thought it said, “Find Us A Home.” It’s worse than that, it says, “Find Us At Home.” Under which are the names: Greg Mitchell, Shawn Moynihan, Jim Rosenberg, Joe Strupp, Jennifer Saba, Mark Fitzgerald, Reiko Matsuo and Charles McKeown . We wish them all the best of luck.

Previously on FBLA:

  • E&P Editor Greg Mitchell: Stay Tuned
  • E&P: Just One More Issue…Maybe Others Too…Depends
  • Editor & Publisher Shutters, Hollywood Reporter and Billboard Sold
  • LAT: Mediabistro Helped Kill E&P

  • Saying Goodbye To E&P

    epOct09.jpgIn an article charting the demise of newspaper industry trade pub Editor & Publisher, The Los Angeles Times blames Web sites like mediabistro.com:

    “Online journalism news aggregators such as Romenesko regularly relied on stories by E&P, linking to them for reporting on a new study or analysis of anything relating to the newspaper industry.

    But Romenesko and other free sites such as Mediabistro.com also snatched readers and job listings that might have landed in E&P‘s classified section.”

    Yes, classified revenues have left print behind for the Internet and everybody wants to read content like that of E&P‘s for free on the Web. But there was nothing stopping its owner Nielsen Co. from selling off the pub to a company that would have kept it alive — even if only as digital version of itself.

    We’re sad to see another publication (and its Nielsen-owned sister Kirkus Reviews) close its doors in 2009. We’ll also miss all the scoops and insightful news about our industry. Too bad Nielsen didn’t take WebMediaBrands’ offer to buy E&P earlier this year. We would have welcomed them to the family!

    But as the title heads towards closure at the end of the year, various good-byes are sprinkling out from staffers. After the jump, parting words from senior editor Joe Strupp and former cartoonist Steve Greenberg.

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    Abducted NYT Reporter Freed, Interpreter Killed

    farrell.jpgSeveral months after the heroic escape of New York Times reporter David Rohde from his Afghan captors, another Times reporter has been rescued from Taliban kidnappers thanks to a harrowing military raid that killed his interpreter and a British commando.

    Stephen Farrell and his interpreter Sultan Munadi were seized Saturday while reporting on the aftermath of NATO air strikes in Afghanistan in a village south of Kunduz.

    Early Wednesday, Farrell was rescued by a military raid on the compound where he and Munadi were being held. Farrell managed to escape unharmed, but Munadi was killed.

    Like Rohde’s ordeal, this scary story not only brings to light the very real danger that foreign correspondents can find themselves in every day, but also reveals a press black out that kept the news of Farrell and Munadi’s abduction under wraps.

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    Mirror, Mirror: Big Fish Dominate Media Beat Awards

    r111news.jpgThe Mirror Awards, begun in 2006 with the intention of honoring the work of media beat writers and Web sites, have proven a good forum for the industry to honor reporters and columnists like Times columnist David Carr, the New Yorker‘s Ken Auletta, and Joe Strupp over at Editor & Publisher. All three got their annual nods (three for three guys!), and this year’s finalists are, again, pretty much all pulled from big media companies. Out of 140 entries, 12 of the 29 nominees hail from Conde Nast. There are a couple unconventional picks, but despite the fact that there are plenty of excellent smaller players these days on the media criticism beat, most came from the big guys. Regardless, congrats to all.

    Full list of nominees after the jump…

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