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News from Vox Media: Week of July 6

Digiday, photo by Sonya Doctorian

Digiday profiles the rapid rise of Vox Media’s Melissa Bell, Re/code launches weekly podcast, Vox Product reveals Autotune

Welcome to the weekly roundup of notable coverage of, and announcements from, the world of Vox Media.

Digiday profiled Vox Media's Melissa Bell, the newly named VP of Growth and Analytics. She's a manager with an "unusual number of extreme talents," says's Editor-in-Chief Ezra Klein. "I have no idea how we would run Vox without Melissa."

Re/code launched a new weekly podcast, Re/code Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher. In the inaugural episode, Swisher interviewed Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and Re/code's Lauren Goode talks about Apple Music. Episodes will be available on Re/code and on Apple iTunes every Wednesday.

Vox Product revealed its newest application for Vox Media: Autotune. "The goal of Autotune is to shorten the gap between building a one-off website or interactive graphic and building a reusable tool for generating many things." Nieman Lab spoke with Vox Media's engineering director for editorial Ryan Mark on the release.

The Verge's profile of The Awl and its editors—Why are the most important people in media reading The Awl?—was discussed on The Washington Post, Yahoo News, Fast Company, Fishbowl NY, and Nieman Labs, among other sites.

Racked announces its first Fashion Editor at Large, Rajni Jacques.

Michael Hadgis, Vox Media's VP of Global Revenue and Partnerships, spoke with Digiday about the strategy behind Vox Media's banner ads.

Re/code's Kara Swisher discussed Reddit and Ellen Pao on NPR's "Here & Now."