The appointment of Mr. Parsons, a former Time Warner and Citigroup chairman, is the latest move in a continuing shake-up during what has been a turbulent period for the company.
The president says the network was “caught in a major lie” and refused to admit the mistake. CNN stands by its story.
The Awl’s publisher said “a steady decline in direct sales” was to blame. For years, the websites featured intelligent writing on eclectic subjects.
The columnist, David Horsey, said even his daughter criticized his description of the White House press secretary as a “slightly chunky soccer mom.”
The poet has won similar contests for Amtrak, Los Angeles and even the Dollar Shave Club.