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Entertainment Weekly Lays Off Movie Critic Owen Gleiberman After 24 Years

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire April 2, 2014 at 9:25PM

The magazine's movie critic was among several staffers who lost their positions. He had been with the magazine since its founding.
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Movie critic Owen Gleiberman, who had been Entertainment Weekly's movie critic since the magazine's launch in 1990, was among seven staff writers who lost their positions earlier today, according to Poynter's Andrew Beaujon. His former colleague Lisa Schwarzbaum, who joined the staff in 1991, took a buyout last February. That leaves Chris Nashawaty, who was moved to film critic last August.

Gleiberman declined a request for comment.

Entertainment Weekly recently announced it would be expanding its "Community" vertical, recruiting bloggers through social media and journalism schools and paying them in, among other things, "prestige."

In addition to his reviews, Gleiberman wrote an account for the magazine in January about Armond White's expulsion from the New York Film Critics' Circle. Before EW, he wrote for the Boston Phoenix from 1981-1989. 


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