Wolinsky pushed out at Variety

Leo Wolinskly, the former Los Angeles Times executive editor who joined Daily Variety as editor late last last year, has been let go. The New York Times got a confirmation from Wolinsky, but he gave no other details. "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," says the NYT. It sounded all along as if his transition from the Times to the trades was less than smooth, and in September his name showed up as an adviser to a new "content exchange" website trying to market to publishers and freelancers.

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