The student is now the master?
Former Splitsider writer (now Vulture Senior Editor) Jesse David Fox and his colleagues at New York magazine have acquired Splitsider. Since launching in 2010, Splitsider had been part of The Awl Network of blog sites, which recently ceased operations. Now it will “be integrated into Vulture, as a destination for comedy coverage,” according to a press release announcing the acquisition.”
Splitsider’s editor, Megh Wright, will join Vulture with the acquisition, forming the basis of a new comedy department with Fox. A new and improved Vulture will launch in May, timed to the 2018 Vulture Festival in New York City.
“Splitsider is a treasured, must-read site among comedians and comedy fans,” says New York Media CEO Pam Wasserstein. “I’m thrilled to have it join Vulture, where the combination will create the leading source for all things comedy.”
“I’m a longtime reader and admirer of New York Magazine and Vulture, so I couldn’t be more excited for it to become the new home of Splitsider,” says Splitsider founder Adam Frucci. “I’m confident that with their vision and resources it will be cemented as a beautiful comedic oasis in the desiccated husk of the internet Mark Zuckerberg has left us all with.”
“We long had designs on comedy becoming as important to Vulture as TV and movies are,” says New York Media editor-in-chief Adam Moss. “The acquisition of Splitsider helps us do it faster and roots our coverage in the beloved home for comedy fanatics.”
Wright wrote today: “Until the new comedy section is live, Splitsider will continue to operate as usual, and Vulture is migrating over our full archive, which will remain accessible.”