In today’s media roundup, Daily Intel’s favorite HuffPo columnist is forced to resign, and the Boston Globe finally makes a deal, though we’re not sure what it is yet.
• Betsy Perry, the Huffington Post columnist who rose to prominence on this blog as the incandescent Voice of the Greatest Depression, has been forced to resign from her volunteer day job as the head of the New York City Commission on Women’s Issues, after a column of hers that made some ill-advised comments about Mexico raised hackles in the media and among the mayor’s opponents. “I am horrendously embarrassed and apologetic,” Perry told the Times. We hope this doesn’t mean she puts down her quill. You’re not a true artist till they hate you, Betsy! [NYT]
• Television Week will run online-only starting in June. [Ad Age]
• The executive vice-president and group publishing director of Hachette Filipacchi’s Men’s Enthusiast Network, Nicholas Matarazzo, is leaving the company after almost three decades. [Media Ink/NYP]
• Andrew Wilkes, Allure’s managing editor, is leaving after ten years. [NYP]
• Huffington Post contributer Bill Mann blames CNN’s poor ratings on its “annoying personalities” and suggests firing a list of five of them. But why limit that discussion to CNN? Which media personalities do you find most irritating? [HuffPo]