Condé Nast parts ways with Alexi McCammond, who was hired as editor of Teen Vogue on March 5. Her departure follows complaints from readers, the publication’s employees and two major advertisers (Burt’s Bees and Ulta Beauty) over a series of racist and homophobic tweets that she had posted more than a decade ago. McCammond, who covered the Biden campaign for Axios and served as a contributor to MSNBC and NBC, had apologized for the tweets in 2019. Condé Nast chief executive Roger Lynch and chief content officer Anna Wintour had been aware of some of the tweets before McCammond was hired.
The Boston Globe opinion staff, along with the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, is bringing The Emancipator, a pre-Civil War abolitionist newspaper, back to life as a new media platform. A biweekly newsletter called Unbound, named after one of the first issues of an early abolitionist newspaper, will also be published. “This project will amplify critical voices, ideas, and evidence-based opinion in an effort to reframe the national conversation and hasten racial justice,” a statement on The Emancipator’s website said. Set to launch later this year, the platform will be free, with sponsorship from yet-to-be-named philanthropic sources. The Globe is currently conducting a search for two co-editors-in-chief.
The National Football League has signed long-term agreements with Amazon, CBS, ESPN/ABC, Fox and NBC. Fox, CBS and NBC are each set to pay $2 billion annually, about twice the amount they are paying in their current deals. ESPN will see the price of its Monday Night Football package jump from $2 billion to $2.7 billion, and Amazon will fork over about $1 billion for its right to exclusively stream Thursday night games. The amounts being paid reflect the dominance of the NFL in the broadcasting—and streaming—industry. According to NFL.com, 24 of the top 25, and 77 of the top 100 most-watched programs on television over the past five years have been NFL games.