SpinMedia is certainly an active company. Whether those actions have been good, well, that’s up for debate. The company — which bought and then folded Spin, then bought and folded Vibe — just cut Caryn Ganz, Spin’s editor-in-chief. Poynter reports that Ganz was surprised by the move, especially considering the site had just posted its second-biggest traffic month.
Here’s what a SpinMedia spokesperson had to say about Ganz’s firing:
Spin has grown steadily as a result of a concerted team effort since SpinMedia purchased it in July 2012. But we felt it required new leadership to help take it to the next level as a digital brand. Personnel shifts are never easy, and we’re deeply respectful of the enormous contribution Caryn made to help us get this far.
Ganz had been with Spin from 2001 to 2006, then rejoined the magazine in 2011.