Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

Ezra Klein Quits Vox

Surprising news since Ezra Klein founded Vox.

Ezra Klein (Twitter)

Vox founder Ezra Klein is leaving the news website Vox which he founded. Klein left his position with the Washington Post in 2014 in order to start the news blog.

Ezra Klein was the editor-at-large and founder of Vox. Before that, he was columnist and editor at the Washington Post, a policy analyst at MSNBC, and a contributor to Bloomberg. He’s written for the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and appeared on Face the Nation, Real Time with Bill Maher, The McLaughlin Report, the Daily Show, and many more.

Klein Tweeted, “After nearly eight amazing years building, editing, and working at @voxdotcom, I am leaving to join @nytopinion, writing a reported column on policy and the policymaking process, and hosting an interview podcast.”

“Helping to build @voxdotcom has been the great privilege of my journalistic life. It is so much more than I ever could have imagined, and that’s because of the insanely creative, committed people who work there. I love them more than I can say. I will cheer them on forever.”

Recently Ezra Klein explained that he felt “burnt” out from all of the work at Vox and just wanted to get back to doing real journalism again. He has also admitted to having been mistaken at thinking that the new media of online journals such as Vox would bring about the death of traditional print publications like the New York Times.

Klein said, “The idea that these digital-native publication were somehow going to destroy what came before them was always ridiculous.”

Acting head of the New York Times’ opinion department Kathleen Kingsbury and Paula Szuchman, the head of its audio group, praised Ezra Klein in a statement saying, “He helped set the standard for modern explanatory journalism early in his career, and he’s been able to do it through virtually every medium.”

Vox Media head Jim Bankoff dismissed the notion that Ezra Klein’s departure would have a serious impact on his company because Vox has become a success in its own right. “All the Vox Media brands are well past the point where they are about individuals,” Bankoff said in an interview. “By themselves, each site is a massive, mainstream, modern media brand that touches tens if not hundreds of millions of people across every conceivable platform.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.



You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...


The contract signed between the Israeli government and Pfizer shows clearly and unequivocally that this is a clinical study on humans - The agreement...


Now Platika joins and elite club of $10 billion plus Israeli firms.


After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...