What You Need to Know About the Death of the Hollywood Reporter
As the Hollywood press corps has gotten increasingly obsessed with “the death of the press,” a new piece of media has gained a reputation for being less concerned about the news.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Hollywood Association of Editors is now calling for a new model for media relations and says that the profession should no longer rely on journalists to “report” on stories and provide context for the news stories.
In a statement, the organization says the current model “is not working.”
In a series of blog posts, it outlines a new set of rules that it says will better serve the news industry.
“In a newsroom,” it says, “a newsroom is a place where the stories, the people, and the stories we tell and cover matter.
A media relations role can help us to better manage and convey those stories, and can make the news more compelling.”
To make sure journalists are properly informed about the nature of their work, the group says that new standards should be adopted to ensure that journalists “are fully informed about how their stories are being covered by the news media, how they will be shared by their audience, and how to manage stories that may have significant repercussions.”
It also notes that new rules should be established for the way news organizations “share their stories to the public.”
“Our goal is to create a model that provides more transparency and accountability for media organizations and allows us to be more accountable for our work,” the group writes.
“We also want to help journalists better understand their role in the news process and the role that their colleagues play.”
The new guidelines also outline new guidelines for the industry, saying that the new model should “include more information for journalists to share with the public,” “ensure that journalists are able to provide information about the content of their stories in a way that makes them easily understandable to audiences,” and “give greater visibility to the diversity of voices in the industry.”
It’s not the first time the Hollywood industry has spoken up against the current rules.
In a blog post in April, a group of media leaders from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce called on the industry to adopt a “new model for journalism” that would give journalists “more autonomy to tell stories they think are important, and to report on those stories in ways that are accurate and in line with the needs of the public and the media.”