The Press



Gawker to Become Politics Site in Broad Restructuring

Shuts down Defamer, Morning After and Valleywag

Following a 2015 filled with upheaval, Gawker will look starkly different as it heads into 2016., which has focused primarily on the media world, will shift to covering politics, specifically…

This Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000

New life for a cult comedy favorite

A Kickstarter project to bring back cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 is more than a quarter of the way to its goal. The campaign, launched by MST3K founder and original…

Lucky Magazine May Finally Be Dead

The ailing media brand has fired its last editorial staffers

The media brand formerly known as Lucky magazine may have finally bitten the dust. According to a report from Fashionista, The Lucky Group's handful of remaining staffers were let go…

2-Year-Old Bustle Launches a New Site That Will Cater to Millennial Moms

Walgreens signs on as Romper's sponsor

Coming off a successful first two years, female-skewing website Bustle is expanding into territory it believes is underserved: millennial mothers. Bustle today took the wraps off a new stand-alone property called…

Jane Pratt Shares Her Thoughts on the Future of xoJane at Time Inc.

And why her staff will always be the office 'oddballs'

In recent months, Time Inc. has been scooping up digital brands in an effort to reach a millennial audience, including Zooey Deschanel's Hello Giggles and sports blog network FanSided. Last…

5 Months After Bill Simmons Leaves, ESPN Finally Shuts Down Grantland

Sportswriters will be featured on other platforms

Five months after its founder Bill Simmons departed, ESPN has decided to shut down its sports and pop culture website, Grantland. "Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland," ESPN…

Hearst Will Start Selling Ads for Lena Dunham’s Feminist Newsletter

Lenny Letter stories will appear on Hearst websites

Since launching in September, Lenny Letter, the feminist newsletter founded by Girls creator and star Lena Dunham and the HBO series' showrunner, Jenni Konner, has attracted considerable buzz. In the nearly…

The New York Times Gets in Bed With Park Hyatt

Collaborates with hotel chain on live event series

The newspaper of record is working with a 5-star hotel brand to help make good on the goal of doubling digital revenue from $400 million to $800 million over the next 5…

Bloomberg's Former Content Chief Joins Vice to Head Up Its Nightly Newscast

Josh Tyrangiel left about 2 weeks ago

Josh Tyrangiel has wasted little time finding his next stop in journalism. Bloomberg's chief content officer until earlier this month, Tyrangiel is joining Vice, where he'll oversee the brand's new…

Without Its Respected Founder, What Does the Future Hold for ESPN's Grantland?

Writers jump ship, but traffic remains strong

Grantland has been a popular media punching bag ever since ESPN decided to end its 14-year relationship with Bill Simmons in May. With several other recent high-profile departures, the narrative…