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TMZ productions (interesting article about TMZ)

  • on: July 12, 2011, 07:09:52 PM
TMZ Productions

TMZ is a carnivorous celebrity news Web site that not only scooped every other media outlet by announcing Michael Jackson's sudden death on June 25, 2009, but it apparently beat the coroner's office too by six minutes.

The site is accustomed to beating other media outlets on stories that shape the entertainment world. But the Jackson news was easily the biggest scoop in TMZ's nearly four-year history.

The popular blog is owned by the media conglomerate, Time Warner, but is operated as a Web-traffic fueled fief in Hollywood. And in its Jackson coverage, the site appeared to have sources everywhere: at Mr. Jackson's mansion; in the ambulance; and in the corridors of the U.C.L.A. Medical Center.

TMZ's short post about the death was published at 5:20 pm Eastern Time. By early evening, the pop star's death had become the No. 1 story on newscasts worldwide.

TMZ consistently led the news cycle, beginning with a report that paramedics had been called to the mansion. Shortly afterwards, before any TV networks had mentioned Mr. Jackson, the site said he had suffered an episode of cardiac arrest.

Breaking the news of Mr. Jackson's death put TMZ ahead of all over celebrity news sites for the first time since it posted an exclusive police photo of the bruised singer, Rihanna, in February 2009. TMZ attracted 7.95 million visitors in the week that ended June 28, 2009, according to tracking firm, comScore.

Like many other media outlets, TMZ pays for photos. Harvey Levin, the site's editor in chief, said in an interview that the site will pay "tip fees" that lead to stories, but not for stories outright. He refused to say whether he had paid any sources during the Jackson coverage but he denied that the site's staffers paid police officials or nurses.

The upstart gossip blog is a gritty, some would say grimy, Web site that publishes celebrity news in real time. It usually traffics in mug shots, rehab reports and other salacious tidbits about celebrities. TMZ first appeared in November 2005.

Mr. Levin has schooled his dozens of employees in a mashed-up form of journalism. Rule No. 1: some news buttons can't be hit often enough.

"Britney is gold, she is crack to our readers," Mr. Levin said. "Her life is a complete train-wreck and I thank God for her every day."

The site's name stands for the Thirty Mile Zone that defines the site's celebrity hunting ground in and around Los Angeles.


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TMZ Productions

TMZ is a carnivorous celebrity news Web site that not only scooped every other media outlet by announcing Michael Jackson's sudden death on June 25, 2009, but it apparently beat the coroner's office too by six minutes.

The site is accustomed to beating other media outlets on stories that shape the entertainment world. But the Jackson news was easily the biggest scoop in TMZ's nearly four-year history.

The popular blog is owned by the media conglomerate, Time Warner, but is operated as a Web-traffic fueled fief in Hollywood. And in its Jackson coverage, the site appeared to have sources everywhere: at Mr. Jackson's mansion; in the ambulance; and in the corridors of the U.C.L.A. Medical Center.

TMZ's short post about the death was published at 5:20 pm Eastern Time. By early evening, the pop star's death had become the No. 1 story on newscasts worldwide.

TMZ consistently led the news cycle, beginning with a report that paramedics had been called to the mansion. Shortly afterwards, before any TV networks had mentioned Mr. Jackson, the site said he had suffered an episode of cardiac arrest.

Breaking the news of Mr. Jackson's death put TMZ ahead of all over celebrity news sites for the first time since it posted an exclusive police photo of the bruised singer, Rihanna, in February 2009. TMZ attracted 7.95 million visitors in the week that ended June 28, 2009, according to tracking firm, comScore.

Like many other media outlets, TMZ pays for photos. Harvey Levin, the site's editor in chief, said in an interview that the site will pay "tip fees" that lead to stories, but not for stories outright. He refused to say whether he had paid any sources during the Jackson coverage but he denied that the site's staffers paid police officials or nurses.

The upstart gossip blog is a gritty, some would say grimy, Web site that publishes celebrity news in real time. It usually traffics in mug shots, rehab reports and other salacious tidbits about celebrities. TMZ first appeared in November 2005.

Mr. Levin has schooled his dozens of employees in a mashed-up form of journalism. Rule No. 1: some news buttons can't be hit often enough.

"Britney is gold, she is crack to our readers," Mr. Levin said. "Her life is a complete train-wreck and I thank God for her every day."

The site's name stands for the Thirty Mile Zone that defines the site's celebrity hunting ground in and around Los Angeles.


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Sources everywhere, in the mansion, UCLA, ambulance. I think I know who that source is. <!-- s:lol: -->:lol:<!-- s:lol: --> Why would they need to pay money as they work for Michael already? <!-- s:D -->:D<!-- s:D -->  <!-- sbounce/ -->bounce/<!-- sbounce/ -->
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TMZ Productions

TMZ is a carnivorous celebrity news Web site that not only scooped every other media outlet by announcing Michael Jackson's sudden death on June 25, 2009, but it apparently beat the coroner's office too by six minutes.

The site is accustomed to beating other media outlets on stories that shape the entertainment world. But the Jackson news was easily the biggest scoop in TMZ's nearly four-year history.

The popular blog is owned by the media conglomerate, Time Warner, but is operated as a Web-traffic fueled fief in Hollywood. And in its Jackson coverage, the site appeared to have sources everywhere: at Mr. Jackson's mansion; in the ambulance; and in the corridors of the U.C.L.A. Medical Center.

TMZ's short post about the death was published at 5:20 pm Eastern Time. By early evening, the pop star's death had become the No. 1 story on newscasts worldwide.

TMZ consistently led the news cycle, beginning with a report that paramedics had been called to the mansion. Shortly afterwards, before any TV networks had mentioned Mr. Jackson, the site said he had suffered an episode of cardiac arrest.

Breaking the news of Mr. Jackson's death put TMZ ahead of all over celebrity news sites for the first time since it posted an exclusive police photo of the bruised singer, Rihanna, in February 2009. TMZ attracted 7.95 million visitors in the week that ended June 28, 2009, according to tracking firm, comScore.

Like many other media outlets, TMZ pays for photos. Harvey Levin, the site's editor in chief, said in an interview that the site will pay "tip fees" that lead to stories, but not for stories outright. He refused to say whether he had paid any sources during the Jackson coverage but he denied that the site's staffers paid police officials or nurses.

The upstart gossip blog is a gritty, some would say grimy, Web site that publishes celebrity news in real time. It usually traffics in mug shots, rehab reports and other salacious tidbits about celebrities. TMZ first appeared in November 2005.

Mr. Levin has schooled his dozens of employees in a mashed-up form of journalism. Rule No. 1: some news buttons can't be hit often enough.

"Britney is gold, she is crack to our readers," Mr. Levin said. "Her life is a complete train-wreck and I thank God for her every day."

The site's name stands for the Thirty Mile Zone that defines the site's celebrity hunting ground in and around Los Angeles.


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Sources everywhere, in the mansion, UCLA, ambulance. I think I know who that source is. <!-- s:lol: -->:lol:<!-- s:lol: --> Why would they need to pay money as they work for Michael already? <!-- s:D -->:D<!-- s:D -->  <!-- sbounce/ -->bounce/<!-- sbounce/ -->

I guess Michael was talking with Harvey in the ambulance instead of dying..  <!-- slolol/ -->lolol/<!-- slolol/ -->  he is a very big source. He also did not need to be paid  <!-- slolol/ -->lolol/<!-- slolol/ -->
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TMZ Productions

TMZ is a carnivorous celebrity news Web site that not only scooped every other media outlet by announcing Michael Jackson's sudden death on June 25, 2009, but it apparently beat the coroner's office too by six minutes.

The site is accustomed to beating other media outlets on stories that shape the entertainment world. But the Jackson news was easily the biggest scoop in TMZ's nearly four-year history.

The popular blog is owned by the media conglomerate, Time Warner, but is operated as a Web-traffic fueled fief in Hollywood. And in its Jackson coverage, the site appeared to have sources everywhere: at Mr. Jackson's mansion; in the ambulance; and in the corridors of the U.C.L.A. Medical Center.

TMZ's short post about the death was published at 5:20 pm Eastern Time. By early evening, the pop star's death had become the No. 1 story on newscasts worldwide.

[highlight=#ff0000:23pkzwin]TMZ consistently led the news cycle, beginning with a report that paramedics had been called to the mansion. Shortly afterwards, before any TV networks had mentioned Mr. Jackson, the site said he had suffered an episode of cardiac arrest.[/highlight:23pkzwin]Breaking the news of Mr. Jackson's death put TMZ ahead of all over celebrity news sites 
Like many other media outlets, TMZ pays for photos. Harvey Levin, the site's editor in chief, said in an interview that the site will pay "tip fees" that lead to stories, but not for stories outright. He refused to say whether he had paid any sources during the Jackson coverage but he denied that the site's staffers paid police officials or nurses.

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Sources everywhere, in the mansion, UCLA, ambulance. I think I know who that source is. <!-- s:lol: -->:lol:<!-- s:lol: --> Why would they need to pay money as they work for Michael already? <!-- s:D -->:D<!-- s:D -->  <!-- sbounce/ -->bounce/<!-- sbounce/ -->

I am sceptical to believe TMZ in hoax and works for /with MJ due to some disrespectful articles about Michael and Joe they have posted. But I do believe that they may have a doubt that MJ is dead. Being first in posting news can be explained by willingness  to write whateve it takes to remain the 1st among other media, even not yet confirmed information. It is all about business, competition and money.. But it is also possible that they were getting info from Ben Evastad.
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TMZ Productions

TMZ is a carnivorous celebrity news Web site that not only scooped every other media outlet by announcing Michael Jackson's sudden death on June 25, 2009, but it apparently beat the coroner's office too by six minutes.

The site is accustomed to beating other media outlets on stories that shape the entertainment world. But the Jackson news was easily the biggest scoop in TMZ's nearly four-year history.

The popular blog is owned by the media conglomerate, Time Warner, but is operated as a Web-traffic fueled fief in Hollywood. And in its Jackson coverage, the site appeared to have sources everywhere: at Mr. Jackson's mansion; in the ambulance; and in the corridors of the U.C.L.A. Medical Center.

TMZ's short post about the death was published at 5:20 pm Eastern Time. By early evening, the pop star's death had become the No. 1 story on newscasts worldwide.

[highlight=#ff0000:1o1yo5t1]TMZ consistently led the news cycle, beginning with a report that paramedics had been called to the mansion. Shortly afterwards, before any TV networks had mentioned Mr. Jackson, the site said he had suffered an episode of cardiac arrest.[/highlight:1o1yo5t1]Breaking the news of Mr. Jackson's death put TMZ ahead of all over celebrity news sites 
Like many other media outlets, TMZ pays for photos. Harvey Levin, the site's editor in chief, said in an interview that the site will pay "tip fees" that lead to stories, but not for stories outright. He refused to say whether he had paid any sources during the Jackson coverage but he denied that the site's staffers paid police officials or nurses.

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Sources everywhere, in the mansion, UCLA, ambulance. I think I know who that source is. <!-- s:lol: -->:lol:<!-- s:lol: --> Why would they need to pay money as they work for Michael already? <!-- s:D -->:D<!-- s:D -->  <!-- sbounce/ -->bounce/<!-- sbounce/ -->

I am sceptical to believe TMZ in hoax and works for /with MJ due to some disrespectful articles about Michael and Joe they have posted. But I do believe that they may have a doubt that MJ is dead. Being first in posting news can be explained by willingness  to write whateve it takes to remain the 1st among other media, even not yet confirmed information. It is all about business, competition and money.. But it is also possible that they were getting info from Ben Evastad.


But it is not only about reporting the death for the first. They are always the FIRST about every MJ news. And they are the only one who was in Katherine's house with Oprah. Like it is said in the article, they must have "sources" everywhere MJ related. <!-- s;) -->;)<!-- s;) -->
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OH, yeah....and they even have their own people catching Murray....no one else can get him, but TMZ must have a hot line to him...hummmm
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TMZ=Thirty Mile Zone

....ha ha ha......I thought it meant "The Michael Zone"!!!!!
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Also how about when they were there when the paps were pulled over by the police when they were chasing the car Paris was in, how come TMZ got the scoop?...they are always first with a story when it comes to the Jackson's.
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TMZ=Thirty Mile Zone

....ha ha ha......I thought it meant "The Michael Zone"!!!!!

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I hope it won't get closed before the BAM (like News od The World)
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Re: TMZ productions (interesting article about TMZ)

  • on: October 24, 2011, 11:35:27 AM
I wonder if this solidifies the "hoax"


Taken from Wikipedia


TMZ was the first to break the report of the death of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009.[23][24] The report was treated with caution by mainstream media sources at the time, despite being cited on rolling news channels. TMZ's scoop beat the major broadcast and cable news outlets by almost 3 hours, until CNN finally confimed the story as well. Part of this delay was later explained as the other outlets' "stricter confirmation standards,"[7] but Levin said, during an interview with Huffington Post, that TMZ.com, at the time of posting the subject, verified the story and sources. "Well, before it was officially announced. We really knew this significantly before even what was going on, but this was, you know, crossing every t. We were positive when we put it up. We put it up when we were 100% positive.";[25] TMZ were also the first to receive the coroner's report of the singer on February 8, 2010, proving Propofol dosage and negligence killed the pop legend.[26]


Funny, they hear about it FIRST. they were POSITIVE before reporting it...even before CNN?  WTF??

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Re: TMZ productions (interesting article about TMZ)

  • on: October 24, 2011, 01:05:18 PM
 afraid/ I think I know who one of the Jackson "insiders" is for TMZ.

 Let's see if anyone else is thinking what I'm thinking....
 
1) Always knows what's going on with the Jacksons (but isn't one)
2) Always knew where Michael was, what he was doing and where he was going
3) Always knows what the kids are doing, where they are going
4) This person has all of Michaels contacts (family, friends, business etc...)
5) First person Murray always calls or calls Murray
6) Is also the insider for where Murray goes and what he does
7) Is a professional videographer and photographer

hmmmm... this insider also lives within the TMZ zone (thirty mile zone):D
 
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