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News from Vox Media: Week of September 14

Vox Media launched on Apple News; Eater named Best Online-Only Food Publication by Association of Food Journalists.

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

Vox Media is now on Apple News, the new app available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with the iOS 9 upgrade. All eight brands joined as launch partners this week: "By making the vast majority of our content available, we look forward to reaching new audiences and our existing readers through our Apple News channels: Vox.com, SB Nation, The Verge, Polygon, Eater, Racked, Curbed, and Re/code."

Jonathan Hunt, VP of global marketing, spoke with the Los Angeles Times and Mashable about Apple News and the evolution of news into a digital form. "This is really no different than the procession of user shifts from radio to broadcast and broadcast to digital," he told Mashable. "This as just an evolutionary phase in viewing habits, in how viewers are discovering and consuming new content."

Digiday featured Vox Media in its series "Video's Cross-Platform Imperative," discussing how the top video publishers intend to increase their video output.

The Association of Food Journalists named Eater the Best Online-Only Food or Dining Publication of 2015 and recognized its work in both the Best Non-newspaper Food Feature and Best Food Essay categories.

Eater launched Dining on a Dime, a new video series that surveys the best of Los Angeles street food with host Lucas Peterson. The season's eight episodes feature places Peterson has covered over the last 15 months of writing the eponymous column.

Mason Darrow, an offensive lineman at Princeton, came out as gay on Outsports in a video interview with Outsports co-founder Cyd Zeigler. "Telling my teammates was the best decision I have ever made," Darrow told Zeigler. The news was picked up by the New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, MSN, New York Daily News, Philly Mag, Queerty, among many other publications.

Nieman Lab spoke with Re/code's executive editor Kara Swisher and The Verge's editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and engagement editor Helen Havlak on encouraging reader discussion after shutting of reader comments. "As we turned off the comments on the posts, we've seen more people go into the forums. Forum traffic has jumped about 36 percent. It's at its highest point by far this year," explained Havlak.

Fortune reports on Vox Media president Marty Moe's recent talk at the Digital Media Strategies conference.

Vox.com senior correspondent Dylan Matthews spoke with Marketplace about the computer chip he had implanted in his hand.

Poynter interviewed Vox.com Engagement Editor Allison Rockey on Facebook Signal.