Welcome to the weekly roundup of notable coverage of, and announcements from, the world of Vox Media.
Vox Media launched on Notify, a new app from Facebook that delivers relevant and timely notifications. With Notify audiences can curate personal mixes of daily information by subscribing to "stations" including The Verge's News from the Future, Polygon's Big Screen, Eater's Maps, Racked's Styling Tips, and Curbed's Rentals. To download Notify in the App Store, visit iTunes.
The Verge turned four years old on November 1st and celebrated with a video review that marks its growth from a small group of founders to a staff of over 50 worldwide—and from a site with a tiny group of fans to a community of more than 32 million readers a month on the site (and many millions more for The Verge's videos around the internet).
Vox.com hired Matthew Vree as executive producer of video as part of its video expansion, Variety reported. "Matt is incredible at making really smart, really watchable videos at scale, and his perspective and approach will be a huge addition in growing our video team," said Ezra Klein, editor-in-chief of Vox.com. The expansion was also covered by The Wrap and Adweek.
Melissa Bell, VP of growth and analytics, was named one of the most powerful women in Washington by the Washingtonian, a collection of women who "define the agenda and determine the course of action in their enterprises."
Vox Media's executive director of revenue operations Ryan Pauly was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on the company's use of Operative Media for managing ad inventory.
Digiday spoke with The Verge's Chris Ziegler seven months after launching the Transportation hub on the site. "We want to tell the story of where transportation is going," Ziegler said. Transportation now drives as much as 30 percent of the The Verge's traffic.
CNBC interviewed Re/code executive editor Kara Swisher on Yahoo's reorganization and the company's strategic issues; spoke with both Walt Mossberg, Re/code editor-at-large and The Verge executive editor, and Lauren Goode, The Verge senior editor, on the new iPad Pro; Re/code's Ed Lee on T-Mobile.
SB Nation's Mike Bates was on NPR's All Things Considered to discuss domestic violence in the MLB.
Racked editor-at-large Rajni Jacques handpicked fall fashions on NY1; Racked's Nia Porter modeled.