Thursday, April 5, 2007
NEWS FROM AND ABOUT THE REPORTERS WHO COVER TV: The WaPo's Lisa de Moraes wonders why "30 Rock" was saved, given that "Studio 60" surpassed it in all the key ratings numbers, while here in Philadelphia, Gail Shister bids farewell to her tv news column of the past 27 years. Shister was the industry's Romenesko when Jim Romenesko was a mere lad, and also served as the Inq's first female sports reporter and its first openly gay journalist, period. "I will still cover TV, albeit not in column form or on a day-to-day basis," she explains, concluding: "My mission - to serve you - has not changed. It will just appear irregularly and in a different form. I have only one request. Stay with me."
Posted by Adam at 8:01 AM