Welcome to the weekly roundup of notable coverage of, and announcements from, the world of Vox Media.
Vox Media joined Google as a publishing partner on Google AMP, the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project that aims to dramatically improve the performance of the open mobile web. The partnership was covered in the New York Times, Adweek, Wired, Fast Company, BBC News, Ad Age, and Bloomberg, among other publications.
CEO Jim Bankoff hits Business Insider's Silicon Alley list of the 100 most inspiring and influential people in New York tech right now. Business Insider highlights Vox Media's recent strategic partnership with NBCUniversal, "a good sign for Vox any way you slice it. With this investment, Vox is now worth $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal."
Adweek named Vox.com editor-in-chief Ezra Klein one of the 27 Young Influentials: individuals in media, marketing, tech and entertainment who are remaking business and culture. "From 18-year-old political blogger to changing how politics and policy are covered by 30. What will Klein do in his fourth decade?"
Vox Creative teamed up with Method to launch "method home," featuring three virtual rooms - a kitchen, dining/living space and bathroom - that will be hosted on Curbed, Eater and Racked, and launch on October 19th.
This month Curbed and the National Trust for Historic Preservation partner to highlight beloved places across America through the This Place Matters campaign. "Preservation is an everyday issue, not only a hobby for arts patrons or the wealthy," explained Curbed editor-in-chief Kelsey Keith to Fishbowl DC. "Paying homage to places we love, on both a local and national level, is something anyone can tap into, whether it's the old theater you drive past on your way to work, the historic house where you got married, the synagogue you go to on the weekends, your favorite pedestrian bridge, or a street with local businesses in your newly revitalized downtown."
Vox Media and The Verge hosted an early screening of Steve Jobs, the controversial new movie about Apple's late CEO, where editor-in-chief Nilay Patel interviewed writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle.
SB Nation's The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani hosted its 300th episode.
Re/code hosted Code/Mobile this week with conversation about everything from autonomous driving to artificial intelligence in your pool. Speakers included Android creator Andy Rubin, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman, among others.
Marketplace interview The Verge's Greg Sandoval on Kim Dotcom's extradition trial in New Zealand.