Hollywood Reporter ditching print? Not so fast

It wouldn't be terribly surprising to see one or more entertainment trade papers retreat from print or disappear entirely; indeed, some of the participants in the DailyFinanceMedia Brain Trust poll predicted just that. But is it happening already?

Hollywood blogger (and newly-minted millionaire) Nikki Finke says it is, reporting Thursday that The Hollywood Reporter is planning to do away with its daily print edition by the end of the year. Meanwhile, its arch-rival, Variety, has plans in place to turn its currently free website into a subscriber-only destination, says Finke.