For these of you keeping track of media firm founders departing the establishments they helped construct, it’s been a busy fall. Glenn Greenwald’s high-profile departure from The Intercept was the primary of those, however not the final; not lengthy afterwards, Matthew Yglesias introduced his departure from Vox, the location he co-founded. Like Greenwald, Yglesias has arrange store at Substack, which has change into one thing of a vacation spot for high-profile and area of interest writers alike.
The most recent information of media departures additionally entails Vox: on this case, co-founder Ezra Klein and editor-in-chief Lauren Williams are both moving on to new projects. At Axios, Sara Fischer has the news, citing it as “the newest examples of high-profile media executives to go away administration roles in pursuit of extra hands-on, inventive careers.”
Williams’s subsequent enterprise sounds extremely promising: a nonprofit referred to as Capital B, which — based mostly on Axios’s report — is “targeted on making a information outlet for civic journalism tailor-made to Black communities.”
Klein, in the meantime, is headed for The New York Occasions; particularly, the Opinion part. There, he write a column and host a brand new podcast; the announcement of his new position states that he’ll start in January. Vox has plans to launch a brand new interview-centric podcast to interchange The Ezra Klein Present.
Each Williams and Klein appear poised for fascinating new ventures; when the brand new yr begins, it’ll be fascinating to see what each have in retailer.
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