After 12 years at NPR, the former host of “It’s Been a Minute” is stepping out with a new pop culture podcast — uncensored, uninhibited and unbothered.
The digital media companies that once seemed to have a lock on the future are making plans to get bigger and pay back their investors.
Swati Sharma, 34, prepares to take over the 90-person newsroom of a digital outlet known for its clearsighted articles on knotty issues in the news.
In an industrywide changing of the guard, other big newsroom jobs that have come open include the No. 1 slots at Vox, HuffPost and Wired.
Nilay Patel and The Verge are still reviewing gadgets and covering an industry, but with cameos from a Halloween-loving 2-year-old.
Lauren Williams, the website’s editor in chief, is also leaving. The departures come against a backdrop of change in the digital media business.