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Lonely Planet lets go of editor at large Modak

February 8, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Sebastian Modak

Sebastian Modak, editor at large at Lonely Planet has been let go from his post. His tweet reads:

“In early ’21, I was recruited to introduce ambitious digital longform/multimedia storytelling. Sadly, a decision has been made to deprioritize that kind of content moving forward.

“Now, I’m excited to work on some passion projects I had to hit pause on and to be back on the market for opportunities. Freelance, short-term, long-term, and everything in between: I’m down for all of it. I know there are places out there that still look for stories that go beyond the ‘what’ of travel and delve into the “why” as well, and I’m very excited to tell those stories.”

Modak freelanced, traveled to and reported from all of the New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2019, spending a week in each. He worked as an associate digital editor and staff writer, digital for Condé Nast Traveler.

His work appeared in The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Modak has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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