After the coffee. Before wondering where the last 20 years went.
The Skinny: Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the Nicole Simpson-Ron Goldman murders. I was living here then and once a friend and I played detective and timed the drive from
Daily Dose: Tough times for the ratings company Nielsen. Not only did it have to void ratings for Los Angeles radio stations (see below), on the TV side,
Oops! Nielsen rarely admits its numbers might be off but on Wednesday the ratings company said its recent estimates for the Los Angeles radio market have been off base. The company delayed releasing numbers for May and said the April report was also no good. Los Angeles is the nation's biggest radio market in terms of ad revenue so having bad ratings information is a huge issue. The Los Angeles Times on what led to the recall.
Buyer's market. The broadcast upfront market where the networks sell advertising for the fall season is chugging along but not exactly setting the world on fire. Variety reports that
We're doing this for you. AT&T and DirecTV told the FCC in their public interest statement that consumers will be the big winner if the two companies are allowed to team up to create a pay-TV and broadband juggernaut. The companies said they will be able to negotiate better prices for programming and offer a stronger alternative to
Heated debate. A congressional hearing on the FCC's media ownership rules probably left no one happy. House Republicans chastised the regulatory agency for not moving fast enough to relax its rules on ownership of TV, radio and newspapers. Democrats countered that the agency is there to serve democracy, not the investment community. And one media activist blasted
What I really want to do is direct. "Bridesmaids" screenwriters
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Discovery ID looks back at the O.J. Simpson murder trial, which not only captivated a nation but also forever changed TV news and inspired reality programming. Glenn Britt, a former chief executive of