De Souza to join WNYC as director of digital news and audience

Veronica de Souza is joining WNYC in New York as director of digital news and audience. She was most recently senior director, publishing, for Vice and Refinery29. She has previously served as director of audience development at The Daily Beast and was head of audience and social at G/O Media. She was also a senior […]

Motherboard reporters win Sidney award for Amazon union coverage

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Lauren Kaori Gurley and Edward Ongweso Jr. of Vice’s Motherboard win the March Sidney Award for their coverage of the historic Amazon union election in Bessemer, Alabama. Workers at the massive Birmingham-area Amazon facility reached out to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Thus began the second, and by far the largest union election […]

Vice Media appoints Bellan-White as first global CMO

Nadja Bellan-White has been named the first global CMO at Vice Media. Bellan-White has more than 25 years of experience in integrated marketing and communications to transform brands. She has led brand transformations for clients including American Express, LG Electronics, IKEA North America, RBS Citizens and Coca-Cola to name a few. Previously, Bellan-White was at […]

Vice Media Group slashes jobs globally

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Vice Media Group, parent company of Refinery 29 has cut 55 jobs from its U.S. publishers and 100 jobs from global operations. In a letter sent to staff, CEO Nancy Dubac said: “While a core group of senior leaders have been working tirelessly to think through and reimagine how to weather these anything-but-normal times. While […]

Vice’s tobacco/vape and labor reporter Norcia is laid off

Alex Norcia, who covered the tobacco and vaping industry as well as labor for Vice Media, was among those laid off at the news organization on Friday. He has been covering those beats since July 2018 and previously was a copy editor for more than two years at Vice. “It was a thrill editing the […]

Vice Media and Refinery29 restructure following deal

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Vice Media has appointed a president and promoted one of its existing executives to become chief operating officer. The move comes following its deal with Refinery29. Additionally, Refinery29 co-founders and co-CEOs Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano are stepping down to move into advisory roles following the deal which was valued at $400m, according to […]

Former 21st Century Fox CEO buys a stake in Vice Media

James Murdoch, former CEO of 21st Century Fox, has taken a small stake in Vice Media. Mr. Murdoch, who already sits on Vice’s board, made the investment as part of Vice’s recent acquisition of Refinery29. The investment, which was first reported by The Financial Times, is through Mr. Murdoch’s holding company, Lupa Systems which he […]

Vice Media acquires Refinery29

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Vice Media has acquired the women’s lifestyle publisher Refinery29. The deal is the second significant merger among digital publishers in recent days. Last week, Vox Media acquired New York Media, the company behind New York magazine and its online offshoots. The acquisition is valued at approximately $400 million and includes stock with some cash, report […]

Vice Media in talks to acquire Refinery29

Vice Media is currently in talks to purchase woman-focused publisher Refinery29 according to the Wall Street Journal. If the companies were to merge, it would be the unification of two of the largest venture-based companies in the United States. Vice has been struggling and recently laid off 10% of its global workforce earlier this year. The […]