Jezebel is resurrected by 'Paste' magazine
JUANA SUMMERS, HOST:
Readers mourned the loss of the online publication Jezebel earlier this month. The women's publication for news and culture shut down after 16 years, but now it's getting a second life. Georgia-based music and entertainment magazine Paste acquired Jezebel yesterday. Paste editor-in-chief and co-founder Josh Jackson bought Jezebel in a deal that was just finalized. In a statement, Jackson said, quote, "Jezebel's unique voice and commitment to storytelling make it a perfect addition to our portfolio."
Jezebel's legacy is best described by its original tagline - sex, celebrity, politics with teeth. It was a daring feminist publication that millennial women turned to for political and cultural commentary. We spoke to Jezebel's founder, Anna Holmes, just a few weeks ago when the publication first shut down.
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ANNA HOLMES: It was meaningful to me because it was an expression of my own feminism.
SUMMERS: No word yet on the next editor-in-chief, but Jackson said Jezebel content will start to go up this week.
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