Date: 5 months ago   Category: IT & Media

Aram Gabrelyanov has left a post of the CEO of the publisher of Life — Rambler News Service


Photo: RIA News/Artyom Zhitenev Aram Gabrelyanov has left a position of the CEO of News Media holding who operates the Life project, Anatoly Suleymanov is appointed the new head of holding, Suleymanov has reported to RNS. "Aram Ashotovich has warned in advance that he resigns as the CEO. The post of the CEO was offered me, a post of the head of Life – to Alexander Potapov. Appointment to the post of the CEO was, documents are transferred in tax" — Suleymanov has reported. Gabrelyanov has refused comments. After Gabrelyanov's leaving Life will be reformatted: the project will refuse the license of media and will become the platform of the user content. In a new format the website will be started on October 5-8, Suleymanov has reported. "We have decided to remake Life. Giving of the political and social phenomena which was in Life has to change. First, we want to provide the platform with audience of 20-23 million unique users in a month for all comers regardless of political convictions, secondly — to pay for content" — he has emphasized. The project doesn't plan to refuse completely editorial content, the head of Life Alexander Potapov claims. He emphasizes that reformatting won't lead to mass reductions of editorial office employees. "We have no reductions: all changes depend on the current tasks. If I for their performance need to increase or reduce any positions, means we will increase and reduce. Change of the concept assumes that on some positions we will take people, and to remove some positions" — Potapov has reported to RNS. He has explained that the fees to authors of the restarted website will be charged in proportion to readability of materials. The platform plans to direct about a half of advertizing revenues to author's assignments. At the same time content will undergo moderation before the publication. News Media — Aram Gabrelyanov's media holding started in 2001. Besides Life it at different times included such projects as the Zhizn newspaper, the federal business publication "Marker", the tabloid "Your Day" and the magazine of comics Bubble. Life has been started in 2008, in 2013 on the basis of the portal the cable TV channel Lifenews has been started. In 2016 the channel has refused cable broadcasting, and in 2017 has stopped broadcasting. Aram Gabrelyanov long time worked in partnership with National Media Group media holding, being the deputy director general of holding till 2017. News Media during this period operated the Izvestia newspaper entering NMG. In the middle of last year Gabrelyanov has left NMG, and the holding began to issue the newspaper independently.

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