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Posts Tagged ‘Shirley Halperin’

Guggenheim Media Makes Changes

Janice Min, co-president/chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, continues to make moves. According to the New York Post, Min has named Mike Bruno Billboard.com’s VP of digital programming, and Will Lee THR.com’s VP of digital content and programming.

Bruno comes to Guggenheim Media from Entertainment Weekly, where he served as EW.com’s assistant managing editor. Lee joins from Penske Media, where he served as VP of strategy.

In other Guggenheim Media news, Shirley Halperin, The Hollywood Reporter’s music editor, is taking on the same role at Billboard.

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Shirley Halperin, Music Editor of THR, on Landing an Interview with Bieber

ShirleyHalperinShirley Halperin has seen it all. She’s been covering music since the mid-90s and has worked everywhere from US Weekly to The Los Angeles Times to where she is now, the sole music staffer for The Hollywood Reporter.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do?, Halerpin talks about the difficulties of getting Justin Bieber to sit down for an interview, his changing physical appearance, and the importance of getting his story just right:

The one challenging thing about writing this piece is that there were so many different ways into it. There were literally six or seven completely different ledes, angles, focuses that I could have done. It was really coming up with the one that was most relevant for right now — that also appealed to [Janice Min, editorial director of THR] and our deputy editorial director, Mark Miller, and was also a really interesting read, [one] that felt exciting. But there were so many different ways to do that.

To read more about Halperin’s ascent from intern at High Times to music expert at THR, read: So What Do You Do, Shirley Halperin, Music Editor For The Hollywood Reporter?

 

Hollywood Reporter Responds to Sharon Waxman Accusations

Last Friday afternoon, Sharon Waxman made like Nikki Finke and accused a Hollywood trade rival of failing to properly credit her website’s scoops. Except in this case, rather than it being a matter of Deadline.com vs. TheWrap, it was all about TheWrap vs. The Hollywood Reporter.

Waxman alleges that four recent TheWrap “exclusives” about Universal Motown Records, Comcast, Relativity Media, and Epic Records were subsequently picked up without a courtesy link by, respectively, THR reporters Shirley Halperin, George Szalai, Kim Masters, and (again) Halperin. Waxman was bylined on both the Comcast and Relativity Media pieces and says that as a result, she emailed THR executive editor Owen Phillips to complain about the lack in those two instances of a link back to TheWrap.

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