Monday, July 26, 2004

Blog gets picked up by reports:

"The word is true: Brian Stelter's CableNewser website has been bought up, "officially" announced today. Stelter tells Jossip he met with media networking company last month, and editor in chief Jesse Oxfeld offered him a monthly retainer to write for the rebranded blog TVNewser. Stelter, an 18-year-old college student who founded the cable news-addicted blog in January, is the first of's just-launched Blogs Initiative and will now cover the networks along with the big three cable stations."

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Personal Finance Editor at WSJ Goes West

Neal Templin, who has been editing personal finance news for the Wall Street Journal and the Personal Journal since 2001, is taking on a new position with the paper.  On Monday, July 26, Templin begins his new role as the paper’s Dallas Bureau Chief.
Templin has a history in Dallas.  He has served as the WSJ’s Texas Journal editor from 2000 to 2001, and also covered Dallas commercial real estate and technology news from 1995 to 2000.   Earlier in his career, Templin was the business editor of the El Paso Times.

The Big Peach

New York Times reporter Shaila Dewan has moved from the NYC office to the Times' Atlanta bureau.    She's been with the Times for over 4 years, and has covered national news as well as the gubernatorial campaign of 2002.   Before joining the Times, Dewan worked for the Houston Press.

Sweet Home No More..

Robert Feder of the Sun-Times reports that Chris Boden, former Channel 2 sports reporter, has been hired to host pre- and post-game White Sox broadcasts on Fox Sports Net.   He replaces Damon Andrews, who left the Windy City to join KTLA-TV in Los Angeles as sports anchor.


Murph and Fred of Chicago's WSCR 670-am radio could be moving from their 5:30-10am time slot soon.  On Wednesday night, evening talk show host J-Hood admitted changes were in the air at the popular sports radio station. 

"You'll all hear about it in the papers before I do," he said. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

The White Stuff


In a content analysis of WTTW's flagship series Chicago Tonight, the activist group Chicago Media Action determined that more than half of the stories broadcast over three months dealt with sports and entertainment and that guests and commentators were predominantly white males.

The Right Stuff

Not all New York newspapers lean left.  Just ask the New York Sun's acting business editor Ken Magill, who said this to the Publicity Club of New York last month:  
"The paper is visually appealing, and marketed at a high-end audience.....Politically, the New York Sun's editorial page leans right-of-center, but doesn't get into the social right- and left-wing issues.   Rather, the paper tends to get into the fiscal issues, including monetary policy and economics."

Rumor Mill

Rumor has it....

** Cagle Cartoons, a syndicate that recently picked up steam after adding Howard Dean as a political columnist, is set to make waves again.  According to inside sources, the syndicate is "in negotiations" to purchase or buyout another "major news syndicate". Cagle then plans to cherry pick some of the mystery syndicate's top columnists and to add to their lineup.    Look for some major shifts in talent in about a month.  In addition to Dean's column, the syndicate also carries columns by Dick Morris and Michael Reagan.

**High-ranking execs at Cagle also revealed they're talking with Gloria Steinem about writing a column.  

**In other news, Mike Lane, a long-time cartoonist with the Baltimore Sun, is rumored to be taking his buyout from the Tribune Co. in a couple of days.   Word is that he'll continue his career as a member of Cagle. 

USA Today technology/business staff gets a makeover

At USA Today, Nancy Blair has taken over all editorial responsibilities for the Technology section (she formerly was the VA/DC-based tech editor). 

Former tech editor Julie Schmit is returning to her reporting roots as a member of Doug Carroll's new business team.  Her responsibilities include spot news and off-the-news enterprise about subjects and companies that aren't covered by other beat-focused reporters and editors.  Other members of the team include Greg Farrell, Edward Iwata, Kevin McCoy and Elliot Blair Smith.  Schmit will remain in the paper's San Francisco bureau.