Industry Moves: WPNI CEO Caroline Little Resigns; WaPo Online Editorial Now Reports To Weymouth

Caroline Little, who heads up the Washington Post Company’s (NYSE: WPO) online division, has quit, Reuters reports, citing unidentified sources. Little was CEO and publisher of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the company’s online division, which includes washingtonpost.com, as well as online magazine Slate.com and Newsweek.com. No reason for her departure was given and no replacement has been identified yet.

She joined WPNI in 1997 as general counsel and went on to serve as chief operating officer and president. Little became CEO and publisher in January 2004. Before to joining WPNI, Little was deputy general counsel at U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic Monthly and Fast Company.

Staci adds: Little’s departure is effective immediately. I was told it was completely her decision and that she has been asked to do some work with WaPo corporate. WPNI vet Jennifer Moyer takes on day-to-day operations in her current role as COO of WPNI while decisions are made about a successor but there are changes in report structure. Moyer and Steve Stup will report to Christopher Ma at corporate while a search for a new CEO takes place; Ma reports to Don Graham.

On the editorial side, Jim Brady and Rob Curley will report to Katharine Weymouth, CEO of the recently created media group that includes the newspapers and online. As she said in a memo announcing the various moves: “I am taking this opportunity to move washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post closer to a true Washington Post Media organization

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