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Paste acquires Jezebel and Splinter from G/O Media

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Nov 29, 2023
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Paste Magazine has acquired the feminist-focused brand Jezebel and political news site Splinter from G/O Media in an all-cash deal.

Why it matters: The publisher plans to revive the two defunct news outlets, despite the previous owner's revenue concerns.

Catch up quick: Axios scooped in October that G/O Media had been looking for a buyer for Jezebel. Earlier this month, it shut down the site and laid off 23 editorial staffers across the company.

Details: Jezebel may relaunch as soon as Wednesday while Splinter could come back next year, Paste co-founder and editor-in-chief Josh Jackson told the New York Times.

  • "We have been working on the sale of Jezebel for months and are delighted that the site has found a new home," G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller said in a statement.
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