Entertainment Weekly lays off Owen Gleiberman and six others

Entertainment Weekly laid off seven staffers Wednesday: Film critic Owen Gleiberman, senior writer Josh Rottenberg, staff writer Annie Barrett, music critic Nick Catucci, senior editor Kerrie Mitchell, deputy design director David Schlow and product director Chad Schlegel.

Contrary to the impression left by a report by Keith Kelly in the New York Post, Executive Editor Jason Adams was not laid off, EW spokesperson Beth Jacobson tells Poynter in an email. "Jason chose to leave EW and he decided while Jess Cagle was still editor of EW. Keith's column is inaccurate in the way he portrayed Jason's departure," Jacobson writes.

Cagle was named editor of EW in 2009. In January he was named editor of People, another Time Inc. magazine. Matt Bean was named EW's editor the following month. EW film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum took a buyout last February.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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