How the strike is exposing entertainment industry publications

Katharine Trendacosta of Defector writes about how the entertainment industry publications are being exposed during the writers’ and actor’s strikes. Trendacosta writes, “While it has always a bit of an open secret that the Hollywood trade publications can be little more than studio public relations, the strike has absolutely shattered their credibility. This tension has always […]

Atlanta Journal-Constitution seeks an entertainment industry reporter

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the largest and most influential local news organization in Georgia and a regional influence in politics and culture, seeks a reporter to cover the business of entertainment industry in Georgia during a time of rapid change and growth. The AJC’s mission is to be the most essential and engaging source of news […]

LA Times seeks business of Hollywood reporter

The Los Angeles Times is looking to hire experienced entertainment industry reporters to cover the business of Hollywood and the changing media landscape. Assignments may involve tracking developments at such iconic studios as Walt Disney Co. and Warner Bros. Discovery, as well as examining how Netflix and other tech giants are disrupting and transforming the […]

Hollywood Reporter reporter Chan departs

J. Clara Chan, a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter, has left after more than two years. She has been covering how technology is transforming Hollywood, including at the major streaming companies, and through the creator economy. Chan has been a media and politics reporter for The Wrap, reporting on the lack of accountability in Hollywood’s hiring […]

WSJ names Sharma its media and entertainment editor, Krouse its LA bureau chief

Wall Street Journal business editor Jamie Heller sent out the following on Thursday: Hello all, Following on the note Emma just sent, here are further details about changes in the leadership of our media and entertainment coverage. Amol Sharma is now Media & Entertainment editor of The Wall Street Journal, taking on oversight of our L.A. corporate […]

Variety’s Halperin leaves to become EIC of Los Angeles Magazine

Variety executive editor Shirley Halperin has left the entertainment industry publication to become editor in chief of Los Angeles Magazine. Chris Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter writes, “She’s replacing Maer Roshan who was ousted a month ago by bosses at parent company Engine Vision Media in what has been viewed as a shift in direction for the publication under […]

Bloomberg’s Kim to cover Asia media and entertainment

Sohee Kim, a technology reporter for Bloomberg News, is moving to the Asia media and entertainment beat. She has been with Bloomberg since May 2016 and has been covering Asia tech companies such as Samsung since June 2019. Kim previously was a reporter for Korea JoongAng Daily and a contract reporter for Reuters. She is […]

Biz journalist Bel Bruno launches The Intersect

Longtime business journalist Joe Bel Bruno has launched The Intersect, which covers how the entertainment industry and Wall Street collide. Bel Bruno had most recently been at The Wrap as an editor at large. “I started The Intersect because there’s no real independent source of news that’s looking out for investors who sink cash into entertainment stocks,” […]

How The Ankler aims to cover Hollywood

Joe Pompeo of Vanity Fair writes about The Ankler, a new publication covering Hollywood. Pompeo writes, “The Ankler, which he started in late 2016, chronicles Hollywood in all of its naked theatricality, with a mischievous bent and a sardonic regard for the industry’s towering egos. It’s a sensibility Rushfield has nurtured for years through an array […]

The legend of Hollywood industry reporter Nikki Finke

Jacob Bernstein of The New York Times writes about Hollywood industry reporter Nikki Finke, who died in October and was the founder of Deadline Hollywood. Bernstein writes, “Her site became a must-read thanks to her day-by-day, and sometimes hour-by-hour, coverage of the writers’ strike of 2007-2008. ‘Like it or not, everyone in Hollywood reads her,” Brad Grey, […]