- Uploaded YouTube videos are becoming more popular both with those seeking jobs at TV stations and with those doing the hiring. (CT)
- The specialized and community-building nature of “mommie blogs” mean women are devoting more of their attention to them than to the networks’ morning shows, which have seen female audience numbers drop 10% from last year. (CT)
- Erin Caldwell points out that understanding new media is a valuable set of skills to have, but if you want to work in PR you still need to master the basics. (CT)
- I blame the fact that the “death of the page view” topic has hit the mainstream press on all of you who encouraged him. (CT)
- The Tribune appears likely to try to create an in-house solution for its financial situation as opposed to accepting outside bids. (CT)
- This one’s egregious, but I don’t care. Our own Zoe Hamburger was interviewed by the A Hamburger Today blog recently, and it’s up for your reading pleasure. (TB)
Tamara Schweitzer at Fast Company has an interesting post up asking what the logic over at Paramount was regarding releasing Eddie Murphy’s new film Norbit now? This question touches both on the “Does Norbit cancel out Dreamgirls” meme but also why we always seem to have multiple films by a single actor out at the same time. According to a Los Angeles Times article she cites Norbit was released now because of research showing comedies do well in the early part of the year. Still, as Tamara says, most of these one-actor/multiple films releases tend to be thematically similar and not quite as night and day as Murphy’s roles in Norbit and Dreamgirls are.
On another Norbit note, Defamer has a picture of the Oscar-award themed ad featuring Murphy Paramount ran recently, seemingly as a reaction to Norbit being released.