Why do so many rich men want to buy it? And how did it get to this point anyway?
Read L.A Weekly feature article about inner-city success story Emanuel Pleitez. Los Angeles mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez is now getting into the thick of a brewing scandal involving rival Eric Garcetti, who L.A. Weekly reported owned stock in Clear Channel Communications while at the same time ... More >>
Councilman Eric Garcetti long ago conceded that he made a mistake when he voted for a legal settlement that allowed Clear Channel Outdoor and CBS Outdoor to erect 420 digital billboards apiece across the city.The vote was one of the bigger debacles of Garcetti's reign as city council president. Resi ... More >>
Ahh, the good ol' daysIf you're still mackin' on MySpace, we have some bad news: Not only will the site issue massive layoffs this week, it also will probably be sold for the price of a few bacon-wrapped hot dogs. As Gawker reported yesterday, the social media site that News Corp. paid $580 ... More >>
Transportation workers from the Teamsters' Hollywood Local 399 voted to accept a new contract from movie and TV producers on Sunday, avoiding the possibility of an industry-wide strike. Earlier this month, the labor union threatened to strike if wage increases were not approved by the Allia ... More >>
Conan O'Brien on Monday announced he's headed to cable network TBS for an 11 p.m. late-night show that will start in November. The move will bump George Lopez's own talk show to midnight. The move appears to confirm that the host will remain in Los Angeles, where he moved from New York for hi ... More >>
A USC study of local television news released Tuesday found that half-hour newscasts only covered local government issues for an average of 22 seconds, with nearly half of the shows' time left over after ads, sports, weather and teasers were accounted for being devoted to news from outside th ... More >>
If you like your food on your television screen as much as you like it on your plate, you're in luck. Debuting Memorial Day, May 31st, the Cooking Channel will provide non-stop food television, featuring new shows by Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray. If this sounds a whole lot like another ... More >>
The woes at MySpace continue as its CEO, Owen Van Natta, stepped down this week after nine months running the Beverly Hills-based social network. Two of his second-in-command executives, Mike Jones and Jason Hirschhorn, will step up to share Van Natta's duties, MySpace announced. "In talking ... More >>
AppleAs Apple honcho Steve Jobs introduced the company's latest game-changer, the iPad, the Los Angeles Times called it "the most anticipated tablet since Moses.'" Over-hyped or not, the possibilities for this near 10-inch touch-screen computer will probably roll over us slowly -- the same wa ... More >>
One-hundred-sixty-five television writers jointly received a $70 million settlement Friday in their age-discrimination claim against some of Hollywood's biggest players, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and more. " ... With years of disruptive litigation remaining, and all networks and major tel ... More >>
Does Big Media = Behemoth Media = Bad Media?
Ah, the outrageous bills, the alluring premium content that expires in three months, and the subscriber packages that never give you the exact channels you want -- not mention the lack of competition: Cable is so Soviet era. You've been clamoring to shed this ball and chain, and now maybe yo ... More >>
Winner-watching with cynicism and subversion
Secret plot for
And what you earnin', Chernin?
Henry Rollins, music director Mark "Mr. Shovel" Sovel and DJ Darren Revell talk about the shutdown
Meanwhile, pilots are vibrantly alive
As I've reported at my personal blog Intersections, emos are under attack in Mexico. Here are a few good primary sources to better understand what's happening. In Mexico, emo culture is a butt of many jokes. It is either despised intensely or generally ignored. But it's only the despising sentim ... More >>
Spacing out with Ben, Chris, Tom and Tom
How deep is your love?
The CW Network is the bastard child of The WB and UPN
Media moguls, not looters, killed Katrinas truth tellers
Music-biz biggie pilots a new radio hit
Sleeping with the enemy . . . then scolding her
Big Media gets rewards for good behavior
The ongoing saga of Air America
Why radios wrong to already call the recall
What’s behind the network’s refusal to pay domestic benefits for its gay and lesbian employees?
How to fail in show business by really trying
Why the FCC shouldnt consolidate without concessions
How corporate takeovers make the media less curious
The beautiful chaos of Kill Radio
Writers, moguls and Hollywood’s day of reckoning
Jim Ladd on the demise of freeform radio
New law allows satellite TV to carry local channels. The problem is, they don't have the room.
TV in black and white
Web radio: Freedom of choice is just a keystroke away
Councilman Svorinich discovers global capitalism
Last in a Three-Part Series
Taming the digital signal
Digital television commandeers the airwaves