G/O Media ceases editorial operations at Jezebel
Jezebel, the pioneering feminist online publication, has been indefinitely suspended as of today, according to The Daily Beast. The move comes as parent company G/O Media failed to find a buyer for the site. CEO Jim Spanfeller reportedly shared the news this morning via a memo—the layoffs will affect 23 people, including G/O Media editorial director Merrill Brown, who has exited the company—while those who were losing their jobs were told at a meeting yesterday. The memo circulated today, obtained by The Daily Beast, reads: “Unfortunately, our business model and the audiences we serve across our network did not align with Jezebel’s.
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