Feminist news and commentary site Jezebel is shutting its doors.
According to a memo sent to employees, Jezebel’s parent company, G/O Media, tried and failed to find a buyer for the sparky feminist outlet.
“As of this week we are making the very, very difficult decision to suspend publication of Jezebel,” G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller wrote Thursday. “
Few decisions over the course of my career have been as excruciating, and I want to make clear this is in NO WAY a reflection on the Jezebel editorial team.”
The shutdown is part of a greater restructuring effort by the media company.
Jezebel’s shuttering will leave 23 editorial staffers without a job.
The closure comes during an atmosphere of general belt-tightening in journalism and media.
Also on Thursday, Vice Media announced layoffs in their news divisions. Larger publications too have been impacted by a less-than-favorable advertising market and diminished revenues.
The Washington Post last month announced buyouts for over 200 employees and has cut entire sections.
Jezebel became one of the pioneering voices for female-centric journalism and commentary in the last decade.
Founded as a counterpoint to female-targeted magazines like Vogue, Jezebel featured cultural and political commentary with a left-leaning feminist lens that attracted many fans.