Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Conde Nast Irony: Vanity Fair, Vogue Oscars Coverage Tied Up Today by Walkout, Strike Over Layoffs


LOL. What an irony.

Vanity Fair bases its whole year on the Oscar party. But their coverage today of Oscar nominations is limited by the one day Conde Nast strike by journalists. The union is protesting the huge layoffs at the company.

So what to do? VF put up a list of nominees without a byline. None of their film people will be writing about the Oscars all day on their website.

Vogue is in the same boat. Their list was put up by the British Vogue movies editor since no US staffer could do it.

The union’s Twitter account wrote:

“Over 400 of our members have walked off the job over @CondeNast’s unlawful handling of layoff negotiations and bad-faith bargaining. Instead of covering the #Oscars2024 nominations, we’ll be out at the picket line.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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