30 Facts About Vox Media


Vox Media, Inc is an American mass media company based in Washington, DC, and New York City.

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Vox Media was established in November 2011 by Jim Bankoff and Trei Brundrett to encompass SB Nation and The Verge.

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Vox Media owns editorial brands, primarily The Verge, Vox, SB Nation, Eater, Polygon, and New York.

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Vox Media's brands are built on Concert, a marketplace for advertising, and Chorus, its proprietary content management system.

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Vox Media was promoted to chief executive officer in January 2009.

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Vox Media showed interest in SB Nations goal of building a network of niche-oriented sports websites.

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In 2012, Vox Media launched a video gaming website, Polygon, led by former Joystiq editor Christopher Grant.

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In November 2013, Vox Media acquired Curbed Network, which consisted of the real-estate blog network Curbed, the food blog Eater, and the fashion blog Racked.

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In May 2015, Vox Media acquired Recode, a technology industry news website that was founded by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, the former editors of The Wall Street Journals All Things Digital.

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In May 2017, Vox Media announced that it had entered into an agreement to provide technology and advertising sales for Bill Simmons' sports website The Ringer, as part of a revenue sharing agreement.

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In February 2018, it was reported that Vox Media would be laying off around 50 employees, particularly surrounding video production.

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In September 2019, Vox Media agreed to acquire and merge with New York Media, the parent company of New York magazine.

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Vox Media purchased Cafe Studios, the publisher of Preet Bharara's podcast Stay Tuned with Preet, in April 2021, making it part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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In December 2014, Vox Media raised a round led by the growth equity firm General Atlantic, estimating the media company's value at around.

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In January 2018, Vox Media agreed to recognize a labor union, the Vox Media Union, which had been formed by its editorial staff with help from the Writers Guild of America, East.

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Vox Media Union negotiated with management during the widespread furloughs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020.

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In September 2017, Vox Media was sued by Cheryl Bradley, a former manager of the "Mile High Hockey" site for SB Nation, which covered the Colorado Avalanche team.

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Vox Media is made up of six large media brands: The Verge, Vox, SB Nation, Polygon, Eater, and Curbed.

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Vox Media previously owned or operated the online publications Racked and Recode.

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Vox Media was launched in April 2014; it is a news website that employs explanatory journalism.

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Vox Media acquired technology industry news website Recode in May 2015.

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Staff published on The Verge as "Vox Media Games" beginning in February 2012, and launched as Polygon in October.

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Vox Media acquired Eater, along with two others comprising the Curbed Network, in late 2013.

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In 2018, Vox Media began to license Chorus as a software as a service business to other publishers, including Funny or Die and The Ringer.

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In October 2017, Vox Media Creative expanded to launch The Explainer Studio to bring the explainer format to brand partners.

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Vox Media Entertainment announced new shows in 2018, including American Style on CNN, Explained on Netflix, No Passport Required on PBS, and another named "Glad You Asked" series on YouTube.

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In December 2019, Vox Media announced a first-party marketing platform named Forte, in order to offer marketers access to Vox Media's direct-to-consumer relationships.

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Vox Media was named one of the world's "most innovative" media companies in 2017 by Fast Company for "doubling down on quality content while expanding".

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Vox Media was named one of the "50 Great Places to Work" in Washington, DC, by magazine Washingtonian.

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Vox Media gained a rating of 95 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which rates businesses on their treatment of LGBT personnel.

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