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, […]

Variety records record website traffic in 2022, the online home of entertainment business magazine Variety, scored record-breaking traffic in 2022. An average of 28.5 million unique users visited the site each month in 2022, and Variety reached a bigger digital audience than consumer news publications such as Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly, as measured by unique visitors, according to ComScore. Variety’s […]

The Wrap hires TV editor and film editor

Entertainment industry news site The Wrap has hired Kristen Lopez was film editor and Jose Alejandro Bastidas as TV editor. A story on its website states, “Lopez and Bastidas will be responsible for managing, mentoring and growing their respective editorial teams, in addition to editing and writing film and television news and features. The new […]

LA Times names Faughnder a senior editor, Parvini a video game reporter

Los Angeles Times Company Town and A&E Investigations Editor Richard Verrier sent the following to the staff on Tuesday: As the Los Angeles Times continues to expand and deepen its coverage of the entertainment industry, we are pleased to announce new positions with the Company Town team. Veteran film industry reporter Ryan Faughnder has been […]

Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: Alex Weldon of Bonus

This week, I took a gamble (sorry, I couldn’t resist a pun) and chatted with Alex Weldon, the casino news editor for Bonus. While many journalists brag about A-list internships, Alex is a former semiprofessional poker player who has been writing about online gambling professionally since 2014. His team’s work, which includes everything from elections […]

Mendelson departs Forbes for The Wrap

Forbes staff writer Scott Mendelson is leaving Forbes and joining The Wrap as senior film reporter. He will start on Monday. Mendelson has been at Forbes since April 2013 as a contributing writer and as a staff writer since January 2021. He previously was a film critic for The Huffington Post. He has also worked for Salon, […]

SmartWork Media seeks an associate editor or managing editor

Business-to-business magazines serving the digital print and screen printing industries seek an Associate Editor or Managing Editor with a journalism or communications degree; print, website, and social media skills; and a minimum of 1-2 years (Associate Editor) or 3 or more years (Managing Editor) of experience writing, editing, and managing content. Demonstrated ability to learn […]