Hollywood Reporter launching Japan edition

Penske Media Corp. has partnered with digital media company Hersey Shiga Global in a multiyear license deal to launch The Hollywood Reporter Japan. A Hollywood Reporter story states, “The Japanese-language entertainment publication goes live this month. Content on The Hollywood Reporter Japan will include significant entertainment industry news translated from The Hollywood Reporter‘s flagship website, THR.com, as well […]

Dowling, Hollywood Reporter editor in chief for 17 years, dies at 83

Robert Dowling, who ran The Hollywood Reporter for 17 years as publisher and editor in chief, died Friday from cancer at the age of 83. Mike Barnes of The Hollywood Reporter writes, “The publication saw huge growth under Dowling amid an explosion in media coverage of Hollywood, and he helped reshape THR into a fierce, underdog rival to […]

Hollywood Reporter appoints Fekadu senior music editor

The Hollywood Reporter has hired Mesfin Fekadu as a senior music editor to oversee  coverage for the brand’s website and magazine. Fekadu begins on Dec. 5 and will report to executive editor David Katz. Recently, Fekadu worked at Netflix as manager, written communications. During his 13 years at The Associated Press, he served as a […]

Hollywood Reporter promotes Feinberg to executive editor of awards

Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter’s award-winning awards columnist and host of its “Awards Chatter” podcast, has been named executive editor of awards. A story on its website states, “Feinberg, who has been with THR since 2011, will continue to anchor coverage of the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy races, and at relevant film festivals, award shows and other events […]

Siegel joins Rolling Stone as a senior writer and The Ankler as editor-at-large

Tatiana Siegel is joining Rolling Stone as a senior writer and The Ankler, a newsletter in Los Angeles about the entertainment industry, as editor-at-large. She joins from The Hollywood Reporter, where she has spent over 9 years in various roles, including senior film writer, deputy film editor, and executive film editor. She has also previously […]

Hollywood Reporter taps two staffers for awards coverage

The Hollywood Reporter has appointed Tyler Coates and Beatrice Verhoeven to lead the publication’s awards coverage. A story on its website states, “Tyler Coates is THR’s new awards editor, while Verhoven is its deputy awards editor, reporting to deputy editorial director Jeanie Pyun under editorial director Nekesa Moody. Both Coates and Verhoeven are based in Los Angeles and will generate […]

Hollywood Reporter hires Mays as executive editor of news

The Hollywood Reporter has named Patricia Mays executive editor of news, overseeing the digital news strategy of the publication across the brand, including its recently relaunched website. She will also be managing the digital staff and working with Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Hollywood Reporter’s editorial director. Her new role begins Aug. 16. Moody commented: “Patricia is […]

Hollywood Reporter hires Chan as digital media writer

The Hollywood Reporter has hired J. Clara Chan as a digital media writer. She will cover 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 practices, covered Harvey […]

Hollywood Reporter editor joins digital media startup

Former Hollywood Reporter editorial director Matthew Belloni has joined a venture capital-backed digital media startup as a founding partner. Alex Weprin of The Reporter reports, “The still-unnamed digital media startup is co-founded by former Vanity Fair editor Jon Kelly, Vox Media and Luminary veteran Joe Purzycki, The Athletic alum Max Tcheya, and Conde Nast veteran Liz Gough, and counts TPG and […]

Yahoo adds Hollywood Reporter as XR partner

Yahoo has announced The Hollywood Reporter as a partner for its Yahoo News XR Partner Program. Expanding by adding top digital publishers such as USA Today, Reuters, The Associated Press, NowThis and LA Times as partners, Yahoo continues to pair its tech and creative capabilities and massive distribution with journalists and storylines that explore what […]