Can a big live show save Viceland?

Viceland, the great attempt to make millennials care about cable, is producing a nightly prime-time two-hour live show. The program is called Vice Live, and I have absolutely no idea who it is for. Vice Live, according to Variety, “will serve as a showcase of sorts for all things Vice.” Except for anything related to … Continue reading Can a big live show save Viceland?

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Things may be looking up for The Outline, which is hiring new staff writers

Joshua Topolsky's The Outline is hiring staff writers and editorial fellows. This is notable because the last time The Outline was in the news was when it laid off all of its staff writers a few weeks ago. That announcement triggered a freelancer boycott and a number of articles questioning the outlet's longterm sustainability.  On … Continue reading Things may be looking up for The Outline, which is hiring new staff writers

The Mic-Bustle deal is official: Around $5m, every editorial staffer gone

Per Benjamin Mullin at the Wall Street Journal: Digital publisher Mic Network Inc. has agreed to sell itself to women-focused publisher Bustle Digital Group for about $5 million, according to a person familiar with the matter—a fraction of Mic’s valuation less than two years ago. Mic laid off almost all of its employees ahead of … Continue reading The Mic-Bustle deal is official: Around $5m, every editorial staffer gone