Variety has been the source for entertainment industry news since 1905. No, that’s not a typo. The newspaper started out as a trade paper covering vaudeville from New York City. In 1933, they began producing Daily Variety in order to cover the growing movie business from Hollywood. Back in the day, they’re only real competition was The Hollywood Reporter but with the birth of the internet, all that changed.
Variety is no longer the shining beacon it used to be. With more readers moving to the web, the site put up a paywall and slowly landed deeper in debt. Now Variety has a new owner with a new promise, the paywall is coming down!