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Penske Puts a Woman in Charge at Variety (FishbowlLA)
After 15 years with Variety, Michelle Sobrino-Stearns can add a new title to go along with sales director, managing director of features, vice president and associate publisher: the trade publication's first-ever female publisher.
Reddit Troll Tells CNN: 'Reddit Encouraged this Sort of Behavior' [Video] (SocialTimes)
Reddit's biggest troll and contributor to the its sleaziest subreddits, Michael Brutsch (a.k.a. Violentacrez), gave an exclusive interview to CNN. He was obviously nervous and according to the interviewer, "Showed up early and couldn't wait to get on television."
Media Agency Leaders Respond to Newsweek Decision (The New York Times)
The decision by Newsweek to end its print edition on Dec. 31 and proceed as an online-only publication certainly got the attention of Madison Avenue. Here are reactions to the decisions from five senior executives at some leading media agencies.