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Time Warner Names Howard Averill CFO

In the wake of Joe Ripp being named CEO of Time Inc., Time Warner has made some additional moves. The Wall Street Journal reports that Howard Averill — who was supposedly in the running for the top spot at Time — has been named CFO of Time Warner.

Averill is succeeding John Martin, who will now become CEO of Turner Broadcasting.

Averill has been with Time Inc. since 2007, and most recently served as the company’s executive VP and CFO. Prior to his time at Time Inc., Averill was with NBC Universal for 10 years.

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NYT Managing Ed Learns From A 29-Year-Old

The first part of the panel last night on “How Newspapers Can Survive, and Thrive, In the 21st Century” at Columbia’s journalism school was essentially a retread of Robert Kuttner‘s Columbia Journalism Review piece about how newspapers are not dead yet despite the digital onslaught. Then he and others on the panel (save, perhaps, WashingtonPost.com’s Jim Brady) showed their struggles with many things digital.

“I find it curious that nobody has yet done a serous Web daily,” Kuttner said, which made us wonder about what he considers Slate or Salon, or MSNBC.com or CNN.com or the Politico or …

New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson seemed positively astounded by the idea of learning from a 29-year-old in her newsroom. “I found myself last week in the improbable position of creating a politics wiki. I probably didn’t know a year ago what a wiki was.” And she acknowledged she didn’t get the whole Arthur Sulzbergerplatform-agnostic” spiel at first, but now the “sense of excitement is palpable” over digital media there.

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