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VARIETY EDITOR WOLINSKY FIRED

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Veteran journalist Leo Wolinsky has been fired as editor of Daily Variety less than a year after he took over the post. From the outset, Wolinsky, who had worked for the Los Angeles Times for 31 years, serving in several top editorial positions, had appeared to be an unlikely candidate for the Variety post, inasmuch as he had previously had little experience covering show business. In reporting Wolinsky’s dismissal, the New York Times observed, “His firing is the latest sign that Variety, which publishes daily and weekly editions, is having considerable difficulty regaining its footing in a news cycle now dictated by the Web.”