Inside the trade magazine boycott

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 11, 2008 at 7:45 am

Simon Owens' blog, Bloggasm, has taken a closer look at the recent boycott of trade magazines due to their stealing of scoops.

In the middle of May, Variety, the trade magazine for the entertainment industry, published an article stating that Juno director Jason Reitman would be directing a new movie based on Walter Kirn’s novel Up in the Air.

In the world of film fans this was huge news; with Juno’s almost-universal critical acclaim many were waiting anxiously to find out the next project Reitman would take on. Missing from that article, however, was any reference to the journalist’s source. Also nonexistent was a mention of the movie website, Latino Review, which actually broke the story earlier that day.

Read more including interviews with people closer to the issue at Bloggasm.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 23, 2010 at 6:22 pm

“VARIETY” is an over priced magazine like so many finding no readership.

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