“Friends: Today is my last day at Jezebel.”
So begins deputy editor Dodai Stewart’s farewell missive, posted this afternoon after seven years of service with the Gawker Media site. Her post follows an internal email obtained earlier in the day and shared by BuzzFeed reporter Myles Tanzer, confirming that Dodai is joining Fusion as director of culture coverage.
Stewart recalls the email she sent to a blind Gawker email address, to get the Jezebel ball rolling:
My email to specialproject@gawker (or whatever) was written addressed to Anna Wintour; the body of the missive contained a serrated critique of everything I hated about Vogue: lack of diversity, focus on prohibitively priced couture, fetishization of thinness, dedication to nepotism and cronyism, etc. I believe the email ended, “But I still buy it. Love, Dodai.”
Stewart ends her message by sharing some of her favorite Jezebel posts. Stewart will report to Jane Spencer and work alongside her former Jezebel boss Anna Holmes.
[H/T: International Business Times]
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Jezebel Staffers Disappointed with New Editor