TV Newser is a "ticker" blog, hosted by mediabistro.com, covering daily developments in the American news media. The site was founded (as CableNewser) by former Towson University student Brian Stelter in January 2004, who maintained the site until joining The New York Times as a media reporter in July 2007. The site's Managing Editor is currently former MSNBC producer Chris Ariens. Editor Kevin Allocca was hired in July 2009, and Alissa Krinsky serves as a contributor to the site.
TV Newser is hosted by mediabistro.com, a website offering resources for media professionals. mediabistro.com offers several similar industry blogs, each of which analyzes various aspects of the mass media industry, including the film and the publishing industries. The blogs often reference and link to each other.
TV Newser's mediabistro.com sister ticker blogs include
- FishbowlDC, covering Washington D.C.-based media
- FishbowlNY, covering New York-based media
- FishbowlLA, covering Los Angeles-based media
- GalleyCat, covering the publishing industry
- TVSpy, covering local news
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