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BuzzFeed Is Going Public. Now What for Vox Media, Group Nine and Vice?

“For us, it’s a question of ambition and opportunity, and we are ambitious,” said Jim Bankoff, Vox Media’s chief executive. “We are going to evaluate our options, but we’re going to do it from a position of strength.” He would not comment on financial details or any potential deals.Group Nine had talks with major publishers, including Vox Media, about a possible merger for its own SPAC listing, but so far none have materialized, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Ben Lerer, the head of Group Nine, said in an interview that the company …

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Washington Post, Reuters and Los Angeles Times Search for New Top Editors

Vox, the flagship site of Vox Media, has two high-level openings: editor in chief and senior vice president. Both jobs are held by Lauren Williams, one of relatively few Black women to have led a large, general-interest media outlet. In November, she announced that she was leaving for a start-up, Capital B, a site aimed at Black communities nationwide. Vox Media has narrowed its search for the next Vox editor to three finalists, said two people with knowledge of the matter, who were not authorized to discuss it publicly.HuffPost is not likely to name its next editor until the …

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