The Hollywood Reporter received a giant honor on the American Society of Journal Editors awards simply weeks after its high editor was ousted.
The awards, often called the Ellies, had been handed out by way of Zoom on Thursday, and THR received within the class of “common excellence: particular curiosity.” The elephant statuette was awarded to Matt Belloni, who left after reportedly coming under pressure to vary and kill tales about allies of the magazine’s father or mother firm, Valence Media, which additionally owns Dick Clark Productions and Media Rights Capital. The award additionally got here after The Submit revealed that Valence was slashing more than a third of jobs at THR and sister publication Billboard.
Whereas THR reported on the award, it made no point out of Belloni, and Valence boss Deanna Brown did not acknowledge the win, we’re instructed.
A supply instructed us: “A whole lot of work went into this. Workers are surprised by the silence.”