Reddit’s new CEO looks to ‘re-establish a relationship with the community’

Site co-founder Steve Huffman is the third person in a year to take the reins of ‘the front page of the Internet.’ He takes over for Ellen Pao, who resigned.

Ragan Insider Premium Content
Ragan Insider Content

New Reddit CEO Steve Huffman began his tenure as top exec seeking to talk to users in their language, with an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) thread.

To open the thread, Huffman, one of the site’s co-founders, wrote that he’s open to hear users’ concerns:

I know we have a lot of work to do. One of my first priorities is to re-establish a relationship with the community. This is the first of what I expect will be many AMAs (I’m thinking I’ll do these weekly).

He also said he’s open to change, offering that he would “reconsider all our policies from first principles.”

Huffman became Reddit’s third CEO in less than a year in the aftermath of Ellen Pao’s Friday announcement she was resigning from the top exec spot. In that announcement, she wrote:

In my eight months as reddit’s CEO, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly on reddit. The good has been off-the-wall inspiring, and the ugly made me doubt humanity.

To read the full story, log in.
Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content.
Sign up today

Already a member? Log in here.
Learn more about Ragan Insider.