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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 2:45 pm    Post subject: MTV News website goes dark, archives pulled offline

I don't like the precedent this sets.

https://variety.com/2024/digital/news/mtv-news-website-archives-pulled-offline-1236047163/

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MTV News Website Goes Dark, Archives Pulled Offline
Paramount Global also has removed content from CMT’s site


More than two decades’ worth of content published on MTVNews.com is no longer available after MTV appears to have fully pulled down the site and its related content. Content on its sister site, CMT.com, seems to have met a similiar fate.

In 2023, MTV News was shuttered amid the financial woes of parent company Paramount Global. As of Monday, trying to access MTV News articles on mtvnews.com or mtv.com/news resulted in visitors being redirected to the main MTV website.

The now-unavailable content includes decades of music journalism comprising thousands of articles and interviews with countless major artists, dating back to the site’s launch in 1996. Perhaps the most significant loss is MTV News’ vast hip-hop-related archives, particularly its weekly “Mixtape Monday” column, which ran for nearly a decade in the 2000s and 2010s and featured interviews, reviews and more with many artists, producers and others early in their careers.




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Former MTV News staffers posted on social media about the website shutdown and the scrubbing of the archives. “So, mtvnews.com no longer exists. Eight years of my life are gone without a trace,” Patrick Hosken, former music editor for MTV News, wrote on X. “All because it didn’t fit some executives’ bottom lines. Infuriating is too small a word.”

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“sickening (derogatory) to see the entire @mtvnews archive wiped from the internet,” Crystal Bell, culture editor at Mashable and one-time entertainment director of MTV News, posted on X. “decades of music history gone…including some very early k-pop stories.”




“This is disgraceful. They’ve completely wiped the MTV News archive,” longtime Rolling Stone senior writer Brian Hiatt commented. “Decades of pop culture history research material gone, and why?”

Last week, Paramount Global’s CMT website similarly pulled its repository of country-music journalism dating back several decades.

Reps for MTV did not respond to requests for comment Monday.

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Some observers noted that MTV News articles may be available through internet archiving services like the Wayback Machine, but according to Hiatt older MTV News articles do not show up via Wayback Machine.

In May 2023, Paramount Global shut down MTV News — which had already been severely downsized by layoffs in recent years — coming amid a 25% reduction in workforce across the Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks groups in the U.S. The group is headed by president-CEO Chris McCarthy, who in late April was named one of the three co-CEOs running Paramount Global’s “Office of the CEO.”



MTV News began in the late ’80s with “The Week in Rock,” a show hosted by Kurt Loder, who became the first MTV News anchor.

Additional reporting by Jem Aswad, a former MTV News editor.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 2:48 pm    Post subject:

Do people even know MTV still exist in 2024?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:08 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
Do people even know MTV still exist in 2024?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:47 pm    Post subject:

RIP tabitha soren
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 4:53 pm    Post subject:

Pour one out for Kurt Loder. (He's still with us at age 79.) Of course, Tabitha is very much alive and well; I don't want to jinx her, but she will turn 57 in August.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 7:57 pm    Post subject:

Kurt Loder is 79? Damn. That means he was in his 50s in the 1990s. He was kinda old back then, but didn't necessarily look like it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2024 9:31 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Pour one out for Kurt Loder. (He's still with us at age 79.) Of course, Tabitha is very much alive and well; I don't want to jinx her, but she will turn 57 in August.


Serena Altchsul, Jon Norris, Kennedy....

Man, just seeing these names bring back memories.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2024 10:29 am    Post subject:

oasisdude77 wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Pour one out for Kurt Loder. (He's still with us at age 79.) Of course, Tabitha is very much alive and well; I don't want to jinx her, but she will turn 57 in August.


Serena Altchsul, Jon Norris, Kennedy....

Man, just seeing these names bring back memories.


I'm borrowing a Twitter meme here, but if MTV cut away from original programming to go to Kurt Loder, you knew some serious sh*t had just gone down.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2024 2:27 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
oasisdude77 wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Pour one out for Kurt Loder. (He's still with us at age 79.) Of course, Tabitha is very much alive and well; I don't want to jinx her, but she will turn 57 in August.


Serena Altchsul, Jon Norris, Kennedy....

Man, just seeing these names bring back memories.


I'm borrowing a Twitter meme here, but if MTV cut away from original programming to go to Kurt Loder, you knew some serious sh*t had just gone down.


I believe he broke the deaths of Kurt Cobain, Pac and Biggie
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2024 2:08 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Pour one out for Kurt Loder. (He's still with us at age 79.) Of course, Tabitha is very much alive and well; I don't want to jinx her, but she will turn 57 in August.


She's married to Michael Lewis, right?
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