When there is sustained turmoil in an organization, employees tend to turn inward. They watch themselves and how others seem to be watching them. There could be less creativity and productivity. So, media watchers will be watching what is being accomplished at AOL.
The NEW YORK POST reports that its sources say the the Editor in Chief hired at AOL last May is on the way out. That's Cyndi Stivers. It will likely be a "slow firing" and not made public until next year. Here is that coverage from the POST.
This week CAPITAL NEW YORK, which is now owned by the folks who own POLITICO, announced that 20 editorial folks for AOL's homepage had been cut. That in itself was bound to shake up the troops.
I had been a contract blogger for AOL's "Careers." One key objective was to get our content posted on the homepage. In itself that would bring thousands of visitors an hour and triple-digit comments.