After more than 16 years, Jezebel, the sharp-edged feminist news and opinion website, is shutting down.
Originally launched in 2007 by Gawker Media, Jezebel — which carried the tagline “Sex. Celebrity. Politics. With Teeth” — is being shuttered by current owner G/O Media, after an unsuccessful attempt to sell the site. In addition, G/O Media editorial director Merrill Brown is leaving the company after less than a year as part of a company restructuring.
“As of this week we are making the very, very difficult decision to suspend publication of Jezebel,” G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller wrote in a memo to staff Thursday announcing the shutdown. “Few decisions over the course of my career have been as excruciating, and I want to make clear this is in NO WAY a reflection on the Jezebel editorial team.”
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 09 November 2023 - 10:49 AM.