Interesting insidery news from Nikki Finke, who has good grist on some Hollywood coverage changes at the New York Times. First, the Times is dropping L.A.-based movie editor Michael Cieply, adding him to its stable of Hollywood reporters, and replacing him with Lorne Manly, a long-time media reporter-turned-writer in New York.
The move leaves the following reporters covering Hollywood for the Times: Cieply, Sharon Waxman, David Halbfinger, Laura Holson and freelancer Allison Hope Weiner — all of whom work out of L.A. — and media reporter, friend of FishbowlNY and Oscar blogger David Carr in New York.
Shockingly, the Times also decided to send only one reporter — Carr — to Sundance this year.
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