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NEW YORK TIMES: NIKKI FINKE WASN’T FIRED

June 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

New York Times media columnist David Carr has looked into last week’s “Shocker” post by Sharon Waxman at TheWrap.com that Nikki Finke has been fired from her job as head of Deadline.com and concluded: “It did not turn out to be true.” He added that Waxman, “perhaps driven by wish fulfillment, wrote beyond the facts at hand.” Carr reports that Finke’s contract runs through 2016 but allows her to leave beginning next year. In a phone conversation with Carr, Finke said that she would not “dignify” Waxman’s story by responding to it. She also told Carr that she is earning more than $1 million a year. Waxman responded, “I absolutely stand behind the story, and if facts change I will report them as they occur.”