Site Gets 9 Nods, including Best Website for the Second Year in a Row
LOS ANGELES (November 5, 2013) – TheWrap , the entertainment industry’s most influential and reliable news source, was nominated for a whopping nine nominations for the 6th Annual LA Press Club’s Entertainment Journalism Awards today including “Best Entertainment Website” for the second year in a row.
Other nominations of note were for “WaxWord,” Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman‘s blog about the business of entertainment, and TheWrap’s thrilling four nominations in the Investigative category, including one for TheWrap’s most notable stories in 2013, the uncovering of ties in the Bauer Media Group to Nazi sympathizer publications.
A Wrap series on the new realities of Hollywood’s economic landscape was also nominated, as were previous Wrap series in honor of the Special Centennial Awards, celebrating the Los Angeles Press Club’s 100-year history.
In a response to receiving word of the nine nominations, Sharon Waxman, TheWrap’s Editor-in-Chief, said, “We are so proud of our fantastic reporters whose work is honored here, especially with the nomination for best website. It’s even more rewarding to see our excellent journalism recognized in a year when we’ve grown our newsroom and our traffic by leaps and bounds, and redesigned and relaunched the site itself. Our core focus remains and will always be great journalism.”
Full list of TheWrap’s nominations:
ENTERTINMENT BLOG, by an individual
- Sharon Waxman, TheWrap, “WaxWord”
- Richard Stellar, The Wrap, “Blogging on the Underbelly of the Entertainment Industry”
ENTERTAINMENT INVESTIGATIVE STORY
- Andrew Gumbel and Steven Mikulan, TheWrap, “The Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Long Road to Failure” (2011)
- Johnnie Roberts, TheWrap, “Inside the Secret Life of Michael Jackson” (2010)
- Richard Stellar, TheWrap.com, “Returning ‘We Take Care of Our Own’ to the Motion Picture and Television Home” (2009-2012)
- Andrew Gumbel, Sharon Waxman and The Wrap, The Wrap.com, “In Touch Tabloid Publisher Trades in Nazis, Porn, Sometimes Both”
- Brent Lang, Lucas Shaw, Liza Foreman and The Wrap, The Wrap.com, “Surviving in the New Hollywood: A 3-Part Series”
BUSINESS ANY MEDIA PUBLICATION
- Brent Lang and Anthony Maglio, The Wrap.com, “Why A La Carte Cable Could Kill TV’s Golden Age”
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