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Arlington, VA – The News Media Alliance is pleased to announce that Vox Media has become its newest member. Vox Media is a media company featuring a range of sites and publications producing original content, including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street and Recode. Their podcast business, Vox Media Podcast Network, offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts and spans a wide spectrum of topics, issues and interests.
Lauren Fisher, chief legal officer at Vox Media, who will become a board member at the News Media Alliance, said, “Now more than ever we see a need to take a leadership role on issues that will impact the media industry and we recognize the value in partnering with other like-minded news organizations to advocate for our shared values.”
Alliance President & CEO David Chavern stated, “We are delighted to welcome Vox Media to the Alliance family. The current market environment’s impact on the ability to monetize quality content, with news publishers innovating and growing audience across all business models, is more important than ever. The support of innovative, multiplatform media partners like Vox Media is invaluable as we continue to fight for the industry’s future, and we look forward to working with them as we advance key issues impacting the industry and elevate the value and importance of high-quality news in today’s information-driven society.”
Vox Media was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Their websites reach over 100 million people each month (Comscore) and the Vox Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically diverse collections of premium podcasts. A multi-pronged business, Vox Media includes digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print; and provides advertising and marketing solutions, content management tools, and more for its clients and customers.
The News Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing more than 2,000 news organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States. Alliance members include print, digital and mobile publishers of original news content. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on ensuring the future of news media through communication, research, advocacy and innovation. Information about the News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) can be found at www.newsmediaalliance.org.
Members of the News/Media Alliance staff have contributed to this post.