G/O Media, which operates on-line houses these as Deadspin, Gizmodo and Jezebel, is getting on the net business news web page Quartz, marking yet another transfer in the consolidating digital-media landscape.
Representatives from G/O Media and Quartz declined to disclose the deal price.
the chief government at Quartz, will keep at the corporation as its editor in chief. There will be no staff members cuts owing to the sale, he claimed in a letter to employees. The Quartz newsroom will continue to be unbiased and targeted on worldwide business information and analysis, he reported.
“Joining a larger sized firm will present far more resources for our most strapped teams at Quartz and much more alternatives for vocation progress across the new enterprise,” Mr. Seward stated in the letter.
The deal is element of a wave of consolidation in media as publishers find scale to contend with
’s Google and Meta Platforms Inc.’s Fb, although making out new capabilities these as those people targeted on e-commerce and licensing.
In the past yr, IAC/InterActiveCorp.’s Dotdash obtained magazine big Meredith, Vox Media acquired Team Nine Media and BuzzFeed Inc. went general public by means of a special-intent-acquisition business in an hard work to elevate income to fund promotions.
Just after the Quartz offer, G/O will own 12 publications, including automotive information web site Jalopnik, satirical news publication The Onion and Black news and culture web page The Root.
The publisher explained it appeals to 95 million unique regular monthly readers. Quartz stated it has 10 million monthly readers.
Started in 2012 by Atlantic Media, Quartz has had several entrepreneurs in its 10 years of existence.
“This is the third time Quartz has been offered,” Mr. Seward stated in his letter.
In 2018, Quartz was marketed to
, a Japanese monetary intelligence and media company. Then two a long time afterwards, Uzabase sold Quartz to Mr. Seward and Editor in Main Katherine Bell in a management buyout.
In his letter to personnel, Mr. Seward mentioned Ms. Bell was leaving her part as editor in chief but would proceed to provide as an adviser to Quartz.
“After having Quartz personal in 2020, we experienced sought to raise revenue and continue to be on our personal,” Mr. Seward mentioned. “Selling was not the approach, but it became the really ideal route for Quartz, and for all of you, when we begun speaking to G/O previously this 12 months.”
Mr. Seward formerly worked for The Wall Road Journal.
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Appeared in the April 29, 2022, print edition as ‘Business Information Web page Quartz Ordered by G/O Media.’