It seems as if the differences between the current head-rolling situation at the Hollywood Reporter (i.e., traditional-minded reporter/editors like Elizabeth Guider and Andrew Wallenstein getting whacked by editorial director Janice Min, who will relaunch the trade as a glossy, celebrity-driven dead-tree weekly next month along with a daily online presence) and “the terror” under Maximilien Robespierre are mostly incidental and/or cosmetic.
It must be agony for vulnerable THR employees (i.e., those who aren’t Min-ions) to be waiting and wondering who’s next. Will it be your head? Mine?
That said, why did Guider choose to cite “personal family issues which take her regularly out of state and the desire to finish a book as reasons for her decision,” as reported by TheWrap‘s Brent Lang? She was whacked because she was a lame-duck leftover who didn’t fit into Min’s new plan — end of story.
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to lead The Hollywood Reporter‘s newsroom during such interesting, if challenging, times,” Guider said in a statement. “I wish our new owners and managers great success with their plans to take the brand to new heights and to a broadened readership.”