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Jon Stewart to pay writers himself for two weeks

by Jen Creer, posted Nov 5th 2007 2:23PM
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By now, you've surely heard about the writers' strike currently in full swing across the television and film industry in New York City and Los Angeles. And apparently, the writers are not the only ones getting in on the act. The Huffington Post is reporting that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show has committed to pay the salaries of his own writers and those of The Colbert Report for the next two weeks, so his writers won't be harmed financially by the strike during that period.

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NYTVF: TV Criticism on the Web

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Sep 14th 2007 12:01PM
Alan Sepinwall and Tara ArianoI sometimes look around the internet and am amazed by the sheer volume of content. People can write about almost anything -- especially when they're obsessed with a specific topic. And a lot of people seem to be specifically obsessed with television.

Not that I can judge. I'm TV addict who writes for TV Squad. But I sometimes wonder if it all really matters. Is anyone listening to any of us? And more importantly, do we have any influence on the television world at large with our opinions and criticisms?

As a devoted TV addict, I headed out last week to cover the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) and listened in on a panel discussion which looked at the explosion of blogs and TV fan sites and questioned their impact (if any) on the industry.

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The Colbert Report: Countdown to Guitarmageddon -- VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Dec 21st 2006 1:01PM
Stephen ColbertLast night's episode of The Colbert Report, the heavily promoted "shred-off" between Stephen Colbert and The Decemberists' guitarist Chris Funk, was an amazing way to wrap up the show's 2006 run. It was a star-studded affair and, although I was a little disappointed in Colbert (read on and you'll see why), I quite enjoyed it. By the way, did anyone else expect the actual "shred-off" to be a few rounds of Guitar Hero?

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Stewart and Colbert in Rolling Stone magazine

by Annie Wu, posted Oct 31st 2006 9:09PM
Stephen ColbertThe cover story for the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine is all about America's favorite go-to fake newsmen, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I don't think I've ever read an interview featuring the two of them together, so this was an interesting read. The magazine's official site has two new photos and an excerpt of the interview. My favorite bit is the part where the reporter asks Jon and Stephen whether or not they will miss the Bush administration's fodder for satire...

ROLLING STONE: But wouldn't, say, a President Obama be harder to make fun of than these guys?

STEWART: Are you kidding?
COLBERT and STEWART in unison: His dad was a goat-herder!

I normally don't buy magazines off the rack, but I'll definitely pick up this one... if only for the awesome cover photo. The issue will be out until November 12th.

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Almost Famous, the reality show

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 22nd 2006 8:46PM
rolling stone logoMTV and Rolling Stone magazine are teaming up for a reality show about amateur journalists competing for a coveted writing position on the staff of the magazine. The show is going be taped this summer in New York and will most likely air in the late fall. Camera crews will follow around young music journalists as they interview bands and celebrities and try to weave their experiences into an entertaining tale fit for print.

You can still apply to be on the show at the Rolling Stone website or at MTV.com. The deadline is April 7.

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