LOS ANGELES (AP) — William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for The Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles, died Friday at age 85. During his career he wrote about the rise of cable television, the videocassette and the growth of political TV coverage, among many other topics. His son Scott […]
Veteran television journalist Jim Halterman will be joining TV Guide Magazine as West Coast bureau chief on Monday, Aug. 1. Halterman will be based out of TV Guide Magazine’s Los Angeles office and will report to Editorial Director Nerina Rammairone. Additionally, the magazine has appointed Christine Petrillo as VP, brand partnerships, also effective Aug. 1. Petrillo will be based […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Hollywood Reporter has ended its annual power rankings of women in Hollywood. President and chief creative officer Janice Min wrote in a posting Wednesday that, 23 years after the list began, “the moment feels wrong to host a female cage match.” Citing prevailing gender imbalance in Hollywood, Min said the […]
Jim Romenesko, a legendary media blogger considered a must-read among journalists, marked a kind of retirement Wednesday on his blog. In a note to readers under a recent post, Romenesko appended a strikethrough to an announcement that he would be posting sporadically while on vacation, substituting “retirement” for “vacation.” The note also says his blog is no longer accepting sponsored posts or job ads. Via email, Romenesko tells Poynter that he intends to remain active on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels and that he will post “when I see something that interests me.”
Vox operates several news and entertainment sites, including The Verge, which also covers tech news. In an online statement, Re/code founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg said they will continue to operate their site separately but may occasionally collaborate with The Verge.
A column about pilot season’s “ethnic castings” from a trade publication caused a stir Tuesday night over claims that white actors are being short-changed by TV’s increasing diversity push. Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder executive producer Shonda Rhimes was among those who blasted the controversial Deadline column “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings — About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” and called the story “ignorant.”
NewBay Media has realigned its television group comprising Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV and Ratings Intelligence. Under the reorganization, Melissa Grego will transition from B&C editor-in-chief to consulting editor, where she will continue to write her B&C column Mel’s Diner as well as blog for the site. She will also produce NewBay events, including B&C’s Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of… event series […]