New York Mag hires Bassett to cover the 2024 election

Laura Bassett will now cover the 2024 election for the New York Magazine and The Cut. She wrote on X/Twitter: “Excited to get back to writing! My DMs are open for tips.” Previously, Bassett served as editor-in-chief of Jezebel, from where she resigned in August, citing “tensions at the workplace” before the website shuttered. At […]

The revived Jezebel has a new EIC: Lauren Tousignant

Things are again starting to look bright for Jezebel, as, as promised, Paste Magazine founder and CEO Josh Jackson has relaunched it on Wednesday by naming Lauren Tousignant as its new editor-in-chief. Commenting on her new role, Tousignant said: “I am thrilled to lead Jezebel as the editor in chief. “This is a brand that […]

Paste Magazine acquires shuttered feminist site Jezebel

Last month, G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller broke the news to staff in a memo that Jezebel will cease operations after 16 years in business and the entire team of 23 will be laid off (news covered by TBN here.) At that time, Spanfeller said financial constraints and the inability to find a buyer for […]

G/O Media’s Jezebel to close after 16 years, entire team of 23 laid off

Feminist news and opinion website Jezebel is ceasing operations after 16 years after management failed to find a buyer for the website. As a result of this restructuring, 23 editorial staff members will be laid off, including the Jezebel team. G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller broke the news to staff in a memo which can […]

Rense joins Guardian U.S. as deputy features editor

The Guardian U.S. has tapped Sarah Rense to serve as deputy features editor. Recently, she served as senior features editor for Jezebel at G/O Media. Before that, Rense was at Esquire Magazine for six years. There, she held the posts of digital journalist, assistant editor, associate lifestyle editor and lifestyle editor. Rense has a B.S. […]

Jezebel EIC Bassett quits following ‘tensions at the workplace

Laura Bassett, editor-in-chief of Jezebel, has resigned following “tensions at the workplace.” Lachlan Cartwright of The Daily Beast reports: “The top editor at one of G/O Media’s most famous properties has quit, Confider has learned, as staffers say CEO Jim Spanfeller has become unhinged and impossible to work for. Jezebel editor-in-chief Laura Bassett resigned from […]