Tuesday, January 22, 2008

LA Times & the Balmore Sun

"...it was ironic that the axing of L.A. Times editor Jim O'Shea (allegedly over his resistance to budget cuts) came to light the same day as job cutbacks were to be announced at The Sun in Baltimore -- in HBO's The Wire,'" E&P Editor Greg Mitchell writes on his personal blog Pressing Issues -- which is, by the way, a pretty good overall read.

"On the TV show last night, a very familiar scene showed the paper's publisher calling everyone together in the newsroom ... to announce that because of revenue shortfalls and that damn free Internet, heads would have to roll, or at least buyouts ordered. ..." See more up in here.

I'm going to add Pressing Issues to our favorite links list so I can easily check in to see if he has any new newspaper biz/Wire observations after each episode of The Wire, my second favorite TV show. Speaking of which, what are your favorite TV shows right now? Mine are:

1. Hoooouse
2. The Wire
3. 30 Rock
4. The Closer
5. American Idol
6. The Office


Mark said...

Nice post and everything, but I can't believe you rank House above The Wire.

House is fine, but The Wire is brilliant -- not only the best show on now, but maybe the best TV show ever. I can't think of a better one anyway.

freda said...

two and a half men
ugly Betty

I guess I will have to check out the Wire, but I prefer shows that can make me laugh.

Val said...

The Daily Show
Project Runway
Iron Chef
Bill Moyers Journal
How It's Made