Una Mullally

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Daily Digest: Tuesday. A media special.

Loads of interesting media stories knocking around, so I thought I’d gather them in the Daily Digest today. The Evening Herald is set to become The Herald, and sold as a morning paper. This story originally appeared in the Irish …

Tue, Mar 5, 2013, 10:48

   

Loads of interesting media stories knocking around, so I thought I’d gather them in the Daily Digest today.

The Evening Herald is set to become The Herald, and sold as a morning paper. This story originally appeared in the Irish edition of the Sunday Times.

A depressing email exchange between Nate Thayer and The Atlantic who were trying to procure his services for free, summing up how ‘work’ is for a lot of freelance journalists in 2013.

More detail in the Indo about the departure of the Off The Ball team.

If you missed this piece by Mick Clifford in the Examiner about INM’s proposed ‘editorial charter’, then you should read it now before doing anything else.

The New York Times has axed it’s Green blog.

For apps that get massive buzz in Austin, is the SXSW ‘curse’ a thing?

Denis O’Brien is on Forbes’ list of billionaires.

Tribune Co. is seeking a single buyer for all of its newspaper titles, apparently. That’s a tough way to try and flog, but I guess individual titles being bought would be very messy, although far more likely to happen. If it did, several of the minor ones would probably just fall completely by the wayside though.

A lot of people are posting this BBC interview in a ‘go on my son’ or in a ‘isn’t she awesome?’ kind of way, but I can’t believe Mila Kunis actually puts up with this rubbish from Chris Stark. It’s not endearing, so if he can’t do the job then why the hell put him forward for it? While he’s putting a lot of it on, it’s embarrassing and unprofessional. Can you imagine the eyerolling that would go on if a female interviewer acted in the same way during a chat with Ryan Gosling? It’s basically just one long cringeworthy and sexist monologue. His focus on himself is indulgent, his single-minded focus on her as a potential date is insulting to her job as an actor. Once again, Kunis is there to be ogled by a bloke. What is funny though is Kunis’ great automatic film promo speech. As for Stark’s annoying creeping on Kunis? Give over, and grow up.
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