Breaking Media — the leading online B2B media company and publisher of Dealbreaker, Above the Law, Fashionista, Breaking Defense, Breaking Energy, and Above the Law Redline — announces new staff promotions to leverage its editorial talent across all of its brands.
Elie Mystal (editor Above the Law/Above the Law Redline) is being promoted to Breaking Media Editor-at-Large and Managing Editor of ATL Redline. As Editor-at-Large, Mystal will be responsible for bringing Above the Law’s legal expertise to other Breaking Media brands through weekly columns, and will also work with advertisers and sponsors to create content solutions for their promotional needs. As Managing Editor for Redline, Mystal will continue to bring legal news, insights, and entertainment to non-lawyers across a variety of subjects leveraging Gawker Media’s Kinja platform. Mystal has been with Above the Law since 2008, and will maintain a weekly column there focusing on legal education.
Staci Zaretsky and Joe Patrice (assistant editors of Above the Law) have been promoted to Editors of the brand. Zaretsky has been with the company since 2010, while Patrice joined in 2012. Both editors will continue to focus on the breaking news, industry analysis, and entertaining stories that have made Above the Law one of the most widely read legal publications in the country.
We are also pleased to announce that Nina Frazier Hansen (Creative Director of Fashionista) has assumed the role of Creative Director for Breaking Media. She will continue to work with Fashionista as well as the entire Breaking Media portfolio to enhance the user experience in all of our verticals.
Breaking Media believes that these moves will allow the company to bring new and quality content to all of our readers and fans. Congratulations to Elie, Staci, Joe, and Nina.
— John Lerner, CEO, Breaking Media
As you might have noticed, we’ve had a little work done.
Well, more than a little work. In fact, our whole site is different: we’ve got a new site format, a new logo, a new spot color (bye bye, baby pink!), bigger images and a whole new set of site fonts.
Fashionista has evolved a great deal since its founding six years ago, and developing a design that would reflect those changes — and the changes in online media consumption that have occurred in that timeframe — was a fun and challenging project.
We think of ourselves as an industry publication with consumer appeal — a site that is a must-read for the industry, but also speaks to the people who want to work in the industry or are highly interested in it. Thus, we wanted the site and logo to convey “fashion,” “news” (hence the bold upper case font), “industry” and “webby” (thus the use of blue as our spot color, instead of fashion magazines’ typical pink or red). We also like to think of ourselves as personable, that we don’t take ourselves (or the industry we cover) too seriously. That, we hope, comes out in the headlines and the writing itself.
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Now that we’ve been doing it for a couple of days, we thought we’d tell you what we’re doing.
ATL Redline is a new project for Breaking Media that will represent Above the Law’s presence on Kinja, Gawker Media’s popular publishing platform. Above the Law has established itself as the go-to place for lawyers and law students who want an inside look at the practice of law and the lives of attorneys. With Redline, we’re going to draw on that knowledge to highlight the law behind today’s news for a broader audience. Whether it’s the latest celebrity scandal or the next outrageous campaign speech, there’s usually a law or lawyer somewhere influencing what is happening. Redline will cut out the jargon, so you won’t need a law degree to have an informed opinion and participate in the debate.
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Time has compiled and published their list of The 25 Best Financial Blogs, and Dealbreaker has made the cut. According to Time, the list is comprised of sites that “offered the most useful financial advice, offered the best insight into the state of the economy or were just fun.” Financial bloggers were asked to review other financial sites, with Dealbook’s Andrew Ross Sorkin reviewing Dealbreaker and Dealbreaker’s Bess Levin reviewing Dealbook.