Q: How is AVN (Adult Video News) covering the Ron Jeremy story? (The legendary porn star had heart surgery this week.)
A: “We’re preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” AVN senior editor Sherri L. Shaulis tells Romenesko readers. “We’ve been having meetings” to discuss coverage of one of the adult-video industry’s best-known stars. There are five AVN staffers working on the Jeremy story, she says, and information for an obit has been compiled. (Shaulis says AVN has 18 staffers.)
“We have a list of people to call” for quotes in case the actor known as “The Hedgehog” dies.
Jeremy’s condition is a huge story for AVN, says the editor. “He’s been in the business longer than AVN has been.” Jeremy debuted in adult films in 1979; AVN launched in 1983.
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