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Couple of notable hires for The Wrap

the-warp-sign.jpgThe Wrap is bringing in Fred Schruers as a senior writer whose job will be to cover "broad aspects of the entertainment and media industries....centered on the interface between film studios, television productions, record labels and the corporate oligarchs who control them." That's from the news release, which notes that Schruers had been writing "The Hollywood Deal" blog at Portfolio.com but was more known as a writer in Premiere's west coast bureau. Before that he contributed to Rolling Stone. For the second hire, The Wrap is going young and less experienced, naming recent Columbia grad Lucas Shaw as a media reporter. He has family chops for the job: his late father, David Shaw, created the beat of media reporter and critic at the Los Angeles Times and was the first newspaper media writer to be allowed to go deep and critical about his own paper. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1991. David Shaw died in 2005.


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