Welcome to the weekly roundup of notable coverage of, and announcements from, the world of Vox Media.
Vox.com, The Verge, SB Nation, and Eater launched this week on Comcast's Watchable, the new cross-platform video service that curates a selection of content from online video networks and shows.
CEO Jim Bankoff took the stage at Advertising Week. Global head of brand strategy Lindsay Nelson and creative director Rob Bear also represented Vox Media in on stage panel discussions during New York City event.
Vox.com debuted The Weeds, a new weekly podcast from editor-in-chief Ezra Klein, executive editor Matt Yglesias, and senior editor Sarah Kliff. "The podcast's name refers to the preference of its hosts to stay away from sensationalized and horserace political reporting and ruminate instead on the finer points of policy," said Fishbowl DC.
Racked was named a finalist in min's Editorial & Design Awards program in the Website Redesign category. Racked relaunched in February 2015 with a new look powered by Vox Media's storytelling platform Chorus.
In a special hour-long episode of Re/code Decode with Kara Swisher, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner talked about their new newsletter, Lenny. The discussion was covered by the New York Times, People, Time, Daily Mail, US Weekly, CBS News, and Perez Hilton, among many other publications.
Vox.com's Zack Beauchamp responded to President Obama's challenge to "tally up the number of Americans who've been killed through terrorist attacks in the last decade and the number of Americans who've been killed by gun violence, and post those side by side." Beauchamp's findings were discussed on the Today Show—and shared by President Obama.
"Jack is apparently back—for good this time," reported Re/code's Kara Swisher and Kurt Wagner in Sources: Jack Dorsey Expected to Be Named Permanent Twitter CEO. The breaking news was picked up by outlets including Fast Company, Reuters, USA Today, Vanity Fair, and Bloomberg Business.
Re/code hosted a Code/Enterprise event in New York, where senior editor Arik Hesseldahl interviewed Goldman Sachs's Marty Chavez about how God directed him to Goldman, EMC President David Goulden on why his company shouldn't split up, and Okta CEO Todd McKinnon on the target IPO date for his unicorn startup.
The Verge's science reporter Loren Grush was interviewed on Foxnews.com's Four4Four SciTech about King Tut's hidden chambers, water on Mars, and the supermoon.