Nikki Finke: Deadline Founder Who Revolutionized Entertainment Reporting

From a story on variety.com by Adam B. Vary headlined “Nikki Finke, Deadline Founder and Iconoclastic Journalist, Dies at 68”:

Nikki Finke, a tenacious journalist who revolutionized entertainment reporting with what became the Hollywood trade website Deadline, died Sunday in Boca Raton, Fla.

Finke’s death was confirmed by Deadline. Jay Penske, founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corporation, which acquired Finke’s blog in 2009, shared a statement honoring Finke.

“At her best, Nikki Finke embodied the spirit of journalism, and was never afraid to tell the hard truths with an incisive style and an enigmatic spark,” said Penske. “She was brash and true. It was never easy with Nikki, but she will always remain one of the most memorable people in my life.”