Last Updated on November 30, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Feminist news site Jezebel, a beloved platform for women’s issues and pop culture, has found a lifeline after shutting down earlier this month. The site has been sold to music coverage company Paste Media, providing hope for its dedicated readership.
Jezebel, which was originally a part of the Gawker empire, has had its fair share of ownership changes over the years. However, it was its latest owner, private equity owned G/O Media, who made the difficult decision to close its doors. Citing “economic headwinds,” G/O Media left fans of Jezebel mourning the loss of its sharp and personal tone.
However, Paste Media has swooped in to save the day. The music coverage company plans to relaunch Jezebel in the near future and is already on the hunt for new staff, including an editor-in-chief. The terms of the all-cash deal remain undisclosed, but it represents a glimmer of hope for Jezebel’s dedicated fanbase.
This isn’t the first time Paste Media has come to the rescue. The company also purchased political news site Splinter, which suffered the same fate at the hands of G/O Media in 2019. Paste Media has proven its ability to adapt to the ever-changing media landscape, successfully transitioning from a traditional magazine to a fully digital publication.
The turmoil faced by Jezebel is a reflection of the challenges experienced by numerous media companies in recent times. Changes in online advertising have left many struggling to generate revenue and maintain their platforms. It takes strategic navigation and resilience to survive in this increasingly competitive industry.
For now, Jezebel supporters can breathe a sigh of relief. With Paste Media behind them, the site is gearing up for a comeback. Its revival will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipated, as readers hope to once again revel in its insightful and thought-provoking content. Stay tuned as Jezebel rises from the ashes, ready to champion feminist perspectives and make its mark in the digital media landscape once more.