Dvorkin, former Forbes, out at Tronc after six months
Lewis Dvorkin, the former chief product officer at Forbes hired last October to be editor of the Los Angeles Times, has lost his job with parent company Tronc.
Andrea Chang of the Times reports, “D’Vorkin was the chief content officer of Tribune Interactive, a newly formed digital business unit of The Times’ parent company. The reason for his removal was not clear.
“D’Vorkin said the decision to part ways with the company was mutual. He noted that his ‘heart just wasn’t in’ the various initiatives that Tribune Interactive was planning.
“‘In discussions with the company that were going on for a while, finally I said, ‘You know, it’s time for me to move on and explore new ventures that take me back to my entrepreneurial roots,” he said. ‘Those are the things that are appealing to me.’
“The layoffs, which included Tribune Interactive’s Los Angeles-based video and online content teams that operated separately from The Times, were due to a change in the company’s business strategy, according to a source familiar with the cuts who was not authorized to speak publicly.”
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