Quantitatively, what occurred this week on the West Coast is not on the level of the events that transpired last week at New Jersey Media Group, Guardian US and The Daily Dot. Qualitatively however, it falls very much in line with the growing problem of digital media revenue shortfalls.
HitFix, acquired earlier this year by Woven Digital, dismissed film critic Drew McWeeny, editor in chief Richard Rushfield and several others. Meanwhile, AfterEllen, the well-respected LGBTQ website sold a few years ago by Viacom to Evolve Media, jettisoned editor in chief Trish Bendix.
According to Bendix, she was given permission by Evolve’s TotallyHer Media to share the news of her exit.