A New Editor, and a New Start, for Troubled Billboard Magazine

One of the biggest jobs in music journalism sat vacant for two and a half years. Now Billboard magazine has finally found its new top editor: Hannah Karp, a former reporter at The Wall Street Journal who joined Billboard as its news director last year.

Ms. Karp, 38, will assume the role of editorial director in the wake of a troubled time at the publication, which was started in 1894 to cover the outdoor advertising industry.

In July, John Amato resigned as the chief executive of the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group during an internal review initiated by its parent company, Valence Media. The inquiry was spurred by a report in The Daily Beast that said Mr. Amato had interfered with decisions regarding articles about Charlie Walk,…

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