Hearst Reportedly Forces Out Unmarried Executive for Sexting With Consenting Female Adult

Hamilton Nolan · 03/14/13 09:25AM

Page Six reports today that Scott Sassa, the president of the entertainment and syndication division of publishing giant Hearst, is "quitting" (in the sense of "being ordered to quit") in the wake of a horrifying scandal. What is the scandal that is so bad it abruptly ends the career of a high powered media executives? He was sending text messages of a sexual nature to a consenting adult female.

AP Reporter Slams Management on the Way Out the Door

Hamilton Nolan · 05/31/11 02:02PM

In your angry Tuesday media column: burning bridges at the AP, Jann Wenner hates iPads, Mental Floss gets a new editor, the Hearst-Lagardere deal is closing, cussing in The New Yorker, dissected.

Nancy Grace Sued by Fellow Angry Lady

Hamilton Nolan · 04/12/11 02:00PM

In your cooling Tuesday media column: Nancy Grace gets sued, traffic stats for the post-paywall NYTimes.com, Hearst meets Mark Burnett, trade magazines roll up and die, and more Nocturnalist for all.

Masshole Radio Host Brags About Screwing Interns, Gets Fired

Hamilton Nolan · 04/06/11 02:00PM

In your serene Wednesday media column: Jay Severin gets canned, a blogger sues over working conditions, Pinch defends his paywall, Hearst is full of catty status-seekers, and Rachel Maddow will make you a martyr.

Ding, Dong, Deborah Solomon Is Gone

Hamilton Nolan · 02/04/11 01:39PM

In your finally Friday media column: you won't have Deborah Solomon's Q&A's to scoff at any more, more evidence of Sam Zell's intolerability, Hachette waits on its layoffs, and magazine newsstands are dinosaur-like things.

The FCC Is Totally Powerless Against Side Boob

Hamilton Nolan · 01/05/11 03:07PM

In your kinky Wednesday media column: the FCC loses again, Cosmo goes to the Middle East, French Vogue eyes a new editor, SI's swimsuit issue goes 3-D, and media hiring is no longer the luxury affair it allegedly once was.

Joe Klein Cannot Read

Hamilton Nolan · 06/30/10 12:44PM

In your illiterate Wednesday media column: Joe Klein fails reading comprehension, Gerald Posner does the Gerald Posner thing again, Photoshop model disclosure in Australia, a Conde-Hearst talent war foreshadowed, and Playboy grows ever less sexy.