Mediabistro Founder Announces Sabbatical


By Amanda Ernst Comment

lttwitter.jpg’s founder Laurel Touby is planning some time off.

This morning, Touby and her husband, BusinessWeek media columnist Jon Fine, tweeted about their plans to take a six-month sabbatical to travel the world, starting later this month. The first two countries they’ll hit: Italy and China. Touby and Fine also plan to launch a blog to document their travels, and it will focus on travel, arts, culture and, of course, media.


In mid-July, Touby announced via Twitter, that two years after selling Mediabistro to WebMediaBrands, her full-time contract had run out and she was now working for the company on a consulting basis.

Today, Touby said she will return to Mediabistro as a consultant after her trip. Fine, who has recently been tracking BusinessWeek‘s impending sale, will also return to his gig at the magazine after their travels have concluded.