Expedient Media: Goodbye sitcoms, dramas, good TV

Perhaps the biggest news this morning, at least for people who care about television and stuff, is that the Writers Guild of America authorized a strike. Expect to see more reality TV.

Perhaps the biggest news this morning, at least for people who care about television and stuff, is that the Writers Guild of America authorized a strike. Expect to see more reality TV. Media stocks took a hit last week, investors will look for a rebound. And some members of the chattering classes are wondering what Stephen Colbert was doing on Meet the Press yesterday.

In the spotlight: New Times

Prosecutors in Arizona dropped charges against the owners of the national alt-weekly chain for publishing details of a grand jury case, positioning them further as heroes in the Media vs. The Man dynamic. Village Voice Media chief Michael Lacey says the sheriff has a grudge. The incident doesn't change the widely-held view that Lacey is a bit of a jerk.

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GodTube is like YouTube, but more godlike

Howie Kurtz loves Laurel Touby; employees hate her

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