NEW YORK, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Media Corporation's Deadline.com will be hiring Michael Cieply, the veteran journalist who has covered Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and most recently the New York Times. Cieply will join Deadline as Executive Editor August 1, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the leading news site dedicated to covering the entertainment industry.
"We could not be more excited to welcome Michael to our editorial team," Deadline co-Editors in Chief Mike Fleming Jr and Nellie Andreeva said. "He has been a pre-eminent journalist in this space for years, with an impeccable reputation for being fearless, fair and ethical."
"With the addition of Michael, we have significantly augmented an already all-star editorial line-up heading into this year's Academy season," said Deadline Publisher and PMC SVP of Entertainment Stacey Farish. "We're eager to see Michael's contributions enhance Deadline's comprehensive offerings for its readers and partners."
Since 2004, Cieply has been covering Hollywood for the New York Times from the L.A. bureau. He joined as the paper's movie editor before eventually moving to reporting and writing about the movie business. Prior to that, Cieply was at the LA Times, where he was an editor-reporter in the Business section covering media, music and film. He also was West Coast Editorial Director of Inside.com, a breaking-news and features site covering Hollywood that was, in some ways, a precursor to the now-standard Internet model of breaking entertainment news 24 hours a day.
Previously, Cieply also has worked at the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and co-authored with Lindsay Chaney the 1981 Simon & Schuster book "The Hearsts: Family and Empire." Cieply is a graduate of the University of Michigan as well as Standford University, where he earned his master's degree.
Deadline Hollywood (Deadline.com) first began in March 2006 as Deadline Hollywood Daily. The site was purchased by PMC in 2009 and has since continued to scale as an authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry, regularly included on lists of top entertainment websites. When news happens, Deadline gets it first, gets it fast and gets it in-depth, making it a must-read entertainment news outlet. Due to its avid audience, Deadline.com's postings regularly receive more reader comments than all entertainment industry news sites combined and its around-the-clock coverage makes Deadline an authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry.
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media, publishing, and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media. PMC's owned and operated brands reach more than 170 million visitors monthly (comScore, 2015) and Penske Media was recently named one of the Top 100 Private Companies in the United States and North America. With the preeminence of its brands, PMC is one of the largest digital media companies in the world, publishing more than 20 digital media brands, including its India.com joint venture with ZEE TV in India and Variety Latino joint venture with Univision Communications Inc. PMC additionally owns and produces more than 80 annual events, summits, award shows and conferences while housing a dynamic research and emerging data business. As of 2016, PMC businesses include: PMC Studios, WWD, Variety Inc., Deadline.com, Fairchild Media, M, India.com, GoldDerby.com, FootwearNews.com, TVLine, CricketCountry.com, Hollywood Life, Beauty Inc, BGR, AwardsLine, Bollywood Life, BPB.in, LA411, NY411, Variety Insight, and Indiewire.com. The company is headquartered in New York, NY and Los Angeles, California with an additional 11 offices around the world.
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