Media Reporter, Advertising Age
Media editor and writer at @AdAge. Let's go Knicks.
adage.com — A newly sober single mom, stay-at-home dads or brothers in the army? Tell us which new sitcom premise is getting the broadcast axe first this fall. You can find previews below for your reference.
gawker.com — As you may have heard, Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, smokes crack cocaine. We've seen a video of him smoking crack cocaine, and the people who have the video would like to sell it. Through the miracle of crowdfunding, you can help. Please consider donating to the Rob Ford Crackstarter.
hollywoodreporter.com — J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness opened to a softer-than-expected $13.5 million at the North American box office on Thursday, putting pressure on the sequel to quickly engage warp speed. Paramount believes the 3D pic will hit $100 million through Sunday but, based on Thursday results, rival studios believe the sequel may play more in line with Abrams' 2009 reboot, which opened to $79.2 million.
adage.com — A week after the biggest advertiser in the world -- Procter & Gamble -- announced it would stretch the time it takes to pay agencies to 75 days, packaged-goods giant Mondelez has followed suit. Execs across adland are decrying the practice, saying it verges on unethical.
gawker.com — Last week, top editors at the Village Voice resigned in protest when they learned that management wanted them to lay off several members of their already-decimated staff. This morning, those layoffs came down. They're not pretty. We hear that executives from the Voice's parent company flew in for today's massacre.
adage.com — Like gin and tonic, celebrities and booze have been mixing for decades. Who can forget Billy Dee Williams for Colt 45, Bob Uecker for Miller Lite or Frank Sinatra for Michelob? Even Orson Welles did it for Paul Masson Champagne, after more than a few (inebriated?) takes.
indiegogo.com — This is an experiment. To see if we can turn the tide of corporate media ownership, or at least shine a light on it. So Here's The Scoop: The Tribune Company which houses the Los Angeles Times, The Balitimore Sun and The Chicago Tribune (along with many other local newspapers) is up for sale!
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