Friday, January 15, 2010

SCOOPEDJA: Nikki Finke breaks frequently-cited, 25-year old news, remembers 2/3rds of the way through that she read it elsewhere

Re-blogger/quasi-journalist Nikki Finke is at it again. The Penn Foster Career School drop out yesterday broke Reagan administration-era news that Jeff Zucker had Conan O'Brien arrested for thieving a shipment of the Harvard Crimson. This is news to anyone who hasn't read Vanity Fair on January 13, 2010

Or BusinessWeek in 2004

Keep up the good work Nikki. Did you know there was a moon landing? You might want to get right on that news.


Anonymous said...

I believe I first read this tidbit in Bill Carter's 2006 book "Desperate Networks." It's one thing to have your blog scooped by a news publication, another to have it scooped by a hardcover book.

On the other hand, maybe this is why I never wanted to be a journalist-type to begin with.

Anonymous said...

I like how her news website has now resorted to:

'Hey remember that time?'

In other 'news,' hey remember that time that Nikki Finke won't stop typing "toldja" for like half her friggen blog posts, but she still thinks she's a news reporter and not running a gossip column?

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