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Natalie Bonacasa

Entertainment Reporting Expert Teaches the Tricks to Covering the Industry


Mediabistro’s Celebrity and Entertainment Reporting course starting online February 19 will teach aspiring entertainment journalists how to successfully cover the industry today.

As the Entertainment Director for both Life & Style and In Touch magazines, instructor Jordi Lippe has made a career of covering the lives of the rich and famous.  Whether she’s reporting on breaking news stories or writing a feature article about the hottest celebrity, Lippe is rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s elite.   Read more

Learn How to Launch Your Career as a TV News Reporter

tv_reporter09TV News Reporting, a four-week intensive course starting January 14 in New York, teaches students what it takes to be on the news today.

Stephanie Tsoflias, a reporter/anchor at News 12 and founder of Reel Reporting, says “I didn’t want creating a demo reel to be a mystery to aspiring reporters anymore. Managers don’t want to see your college reels, or reels with only entertainment pieces. They want reporters who dig up stories for their reel that no one else has.”  Tsoflias has made it her mission to teach her students how to create a reel that will catch the attention of hiring managers at TV stations across the country, without going through a conventional university.

Her Mediabistro class alone has launched the career of at least four junior TV news reporters.  One of her students looked into expensive university courses, but decided to go another route. She describes her experience with Tsoflias as “proving to be one of the best investments I have ever made.  A month after the course was over, I had two interviews at TV stations, including one in a top 100 market. One month after that, I was offered a job with high exposure on a TV morning news show.”

With more outlets for continuing education than ever before, students have options of cost-effective, practical learning both online and in their cities. If you’re looking to become the next face of TV news in the greater New York area, please see more details on Tsoflias’ Mediabistro class here.

Lost Remote’s LA Show is Quickly Approaching – Register Now to Save $200

lostremoteWith Lost Remote’s LA Show right around the corner, professionals in the television and social marketing industries are gearing up to debate the trends, developments, and insights surrounding social TV. The conference’s fresh, interactive format will allow media experts to collaborate and discuss the ways in which social media is transforming the TV experience for good.

Keynotes and panels will be presented by experienced media and broadcasting professionals, including Michael Engleman, Executive Vice President of Syfy and Chiller, and Robert Hayes, Executive Vice President of Digital Media at NBC Entertainment. View the full speaker list here.

Anyone with an interest in social media’s influence on television is encouraged to attend. The full conference agenda includes topics ranging from social TV analytics, mobile strategies best practices, and the rise of multi-channel networks.

Think that sticking a hashtag at the bottom of the screen is all it takes? Explore the intricacies of successful social TV strategies at the Lost Remote LA Show. Register now to save $200 on on-site prices!

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Lost Remote’s LA Show on December 13


After our extremely successful Lost Remote NYC Show in April (which featured an exciting keynote from MTV President Stephen Friedman about the network’s impact on the industry) we’re bringing back the event in an even bigger way in Los Angeles on Friday, December 13th (save $300 when you register before November 6th by clicking here). Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t miss his.

1. Get an inside look into one of #socialTV’s biggest phenomenons of 2013 – #Sharknado: A few short months ago the importance of #socialTV was taken to new heights when Syfy’s Sharknado. We chronicled how important an event this was and have secured the network’s most senior executive, President Dave Howe as a keynote.

2. Watch exces from NBC, FOX and CBS present something new about social TV - At our first event I curated a panel with TV executives – each presented something brand new that was then featured exclusively on We’re bringing this popular format back and this time have three staples in the industry presenting. Rob Gelick Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Platforms for CBS Interactive Entertainment; Robert Hayes Executive Vice President, Digital Media for NBC Entertainment; and Cait Hood VP of Social Media for Fox Broadcasting will take the stage.

3. Facebook’s Charles Porch (who works on strategic partnerships) will present  - on a social TV boot camp that includes Mass Relevance CEO Sam Decker. Facebook has proven how important social TV is to them over the past year and we’ll be giving you a deep dive into how important the platform is for this ecosystem.

4. Meet Lost Remote founder Cory Bergman IRL - Cory is the brains behind the Lost Remote brand that has now grown into the Mediabistro family as the thought leader in social TV. Meeting one of the industry’s founding thought leaders and learn about the exciting things he’s doing over at Breaking News.

5. Understand how TV Everywhere is impacting the industry - we’ve put together an outstanding panel that includes the core players making TV Everywhere possible. These players include Roku, Synacor, Livestream, Sling Media and Huge.

Don’t forget to register before November 6th to save $300. We’ll see you on Friday the 13th.