Media Corporation has acquired Hollywood columnist Nikki Finke's website for an undisclosed amount. Finke, one of the few online showbiz journalists who relies on her own sources for information (the Financial Times said that she had an "unrivaled network of high-level industry contacts") rather than so-called mainstream media, has become an influential figure in her own right in numerous Hollywood disputes -- in particular appearing to champion the positions of activist union leaders while at the same time cautioning that labor actions should not result in losses greater than possible gains. In a statement, chief Jay Penske said, ""Ever since the first scoop of Nikki's that I read, I quickly realized that she has raised the bar on -- if not changed the game of -- entertainment journalism."