Salon.com CEO To Run Google News

Google has hired Richard Gingras, CEO of Salon.com, to run Google News “and other upcoming products,” reports Business Insider.

Gingras resigned Wednesday at an “emotional” meeting, 7×7 reports.

During Gingras’s two-year tenure at Salon, he laid off staff, increased traffic, and redesigned the site, but wasn’t able to achieve profitability.

He’s also responsible for the Total Information Awareness Gift Shop, a “modest comedic attempt to stimulate public awareness and interest in an issue which could detrimentally impact our civil liberties for years to come” (aka a satirical Cafepress store that donates its profits to the ACLU).