Not-Secret Meeting Shrouded in Secrecy

Hamilton Nolan · 05/29/09 01:09PM

In your flammin' Friday media column: Lola Ogunnaike's out of a job, the LAT's web editor's into a job, a WSJ writer brings da ruckus, and the secret newspaper meeting was not a secret we swear so don't ask any more about it or else:

CNN Duped By Palin Photoshop

Ryan Tate · 09/08/08 08:55AM

It can be hard to sift truth from myth from conspiracy theory when it comes to Sarah Palin, even if that's what you're paid to do. But one would hope a professional journalist's natural skepticism would be piqued by the now-notorious Photoshop job at left of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin holding a rifle next to a swimming pool while wearing a bikini. Too good to be true! But Lola Ogunnaike, entertainment reporter for CNN's American Morning, seems to believe the image is authentic. Yesterday she told Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz that Palin should maybe avoid posing with guns like this, because it might come back to bite her in the ass:

Lola Ogunnaike Ditches 'Times' For CNN

Choire · 05/18/07 04:45PM

Lola Ogunnaike, New York Times styles and entertainment reporter, is leaving the paper to become an entertainment reporter for CNN's "American Morning." Lola got in a bit of trouble at the Times when she guest-hosted "The View." And now she's free! The in-house bulletin follows.

New York to Lose 25% of Blacks in Media

Choire · 02/08/07 11:25AM

Last night was a send-off party for Jonathan Capehart—pictured here with social diarist David Patrick Columbia and Eric Gioia, the camera-adoring city councilman—who was a columnist and then an editorial page director for the Daily News, before going to work for Bloomberg (the news service) and literally going to work for Bloomberg (that mayor dude), with a slightly icky pitstop in publicity. He's off to the Washington Post editorial board. Extreme retention efforts are now being focussed on the other three black people allowed to work in New York's media. Lola Ogunnaike, expect flowers!

NYT's Lola Ogunnaike Is Learning From the Best

Doree Shafrir · 12/18/06 02:40PM

After Times culture reporter Lola Ogunnaike was suspended in October for appearing as a guest host on The View without her editors' permission, we wondered whether this meant fewer fawning profiles of Scott Storch and Flavor Flav. But after a nearly monthlong break, Ogunnaike's been back with a vengeance—and it seems as though she's been taking lessons from Thursday Styles trend-manufacturer Stephanie Rosenbloom.