After the coffee. Before getting my Team USA jersey.
The Skinny: My Los Angeles Times delivery man brought me Monday's newspaper today. Doesn't he know I'm probably the last house he wants to deliver the wrong paper to? But he was back with a fresh paper just minutes after my complaint call so the system worked. Tuesday's headlines include the stunning tale of a
Daily Dose: National Football League Commissioner
Bad boy! A senior Univison radio executive was fired after trying to manipulate ratings for the Spanish-language media giant's KSCA-FM Los Angeles. The scheme was relatively simple. The executive got a hold of several of Nielsen's meters that measure radio listeners and was able to boost ratings. Nielsen's Spanish sample size in Los Angeles is very small and it doesn't take much to corrupt the numbers. Details on the controversy from the Los Angeles Times.
Guess this Internet thing is sticking around. DreamWorks Animation officially launched its much-anticipated YouTube channel. The move had been expected after DreamWorks bought Awsomeness TV and its YouTube platform. The move is lower risk than launching a kids TV channel into an already overcrowded marketplace. More on DreamWorks Animation from the Los Angeles Times and USA Today.
Rush to production. You've heard of a rush to judgment? That's when people make up their mind in advance of all the details being available. In Hollywood there is a similar phenomenon known as a rush to production. In this case, there are competing projects about Bowe Bergdahl, the recently freed prisoner of war. There are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding how Bergdahl was captured and the circumstances of his release. But hey, get those scripts going and hopefully facts won't get in the way. Deadline Hollywood and the Hollywood Reporter on the projects in the works.
Wait until Monday's numbers come in. World Cup ratings on Univision and
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Colin Hanks is one of the standouts of FX's miniseries "Fargo," which wraps up tonight.