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Joseph Kapsch Disputes TheWrap’s Report of His Impending Exit From The Hollywood Reporter*

After only two months at The Hollywood Reporter, deputy web editor Patrick Day has called it quits and is heading back to the LA Times as a writer/senior producer. TheWrap’s Lucas Shaw, who broke the story, writes that not only is Day leaving, but his editor Joseph Kapsch is unhappy at THR under EIC Janice Min, and is planning his own exit from the mag–which Shaw basically calls a sinking ship.

Kapsch confirmed to FishbowlLA that Day is indeed leaving. As is Lindsay Powers, who is a New York freelancer, not a deputy web editor as TheWrap reported. But he took issue with some of Shaw’s characterizations of life at THR under EIC Janice Min and the notion that he is unhappy. In fact, Kapsch had a number of other issues with TheWrap’s story. So we’re running his response in full.

As a hotly-watched media operation, The Hollywood Reporter is used to being covered. Everyone from The New York Times to Elle to Huffington Post have taken notice of our amazing transformation, for which we are grateful. We are additionally grateful for the large, enthusiastic and passionate audience we have amassed in a short period of time.

Today a small blog ran a ridiculous item about me and my online staff, for which I was not even called. Usually, we ignore such nonsense knowing that this certain breed of Hollywood blogger writes based on opinion, agenda and fantasy, not fact. But when it calls into question my character, or that of people who work here, an institution of dedicated and respected journalists, I feel I must say something. We are compelled to respond when it comes to personal and inaccurate statements about staff.

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Scott Feinberg Joins The Hollywood Reporter

Former LA Times staffer Scott Feinberg has just been picked up by The Hollywood Reporter to front the trade’s awards season coverage. Feinberg will be THR‘s awards season blogger and analyst–a job he’s quite familiar with. Feinberg was the author of  “The Feinberg Files” blog on the Times‘ “The Envelope” award season website. He left in 2009 to run his own site ScottFeinberg.com. He’ll now report to THR.com editor Joseph Kapsch.

Feinberg is the second former “Envelope” blogger to join THR in as many weeks. THR poached Patrick Day away from the Times just last week.  Both bloggers arrive in the midst of a complete revamping of the trade’s awards blog “The Race.” THR promises a re-launch of the blog in the coming weeks.

 

Exclusive: Patrick Day Joins The Hollywood Reporter

FishbowlLA has learned that the founding producer of the LA Times‘ blog The Envelope, Patrick Day, has joined The Hollywood Reporter as deputy editor of the mag’s website.

Day’s formal title with the Times was deputy online editor of entertainment news. Aside from his work on The Envelope, Day also contributed to the Times‘ 24 Frames, Show Tracker and Hero Complex blogs. Day’s departure feels like a big loss for pretty much the only major newspaper website in the country that’s actually growing.

Meanwhile, THR’s website was already doing quite well for itself. The addition of Day will only help.

Day will be reunited with and report to his former LA Times editor Joseph Kapsch.

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