Women’s Website Folding Back into Slate

DoubleX logoDoubleX, the women’s web site, is headed back under the Slate umbrella after only six months as a stand-alone.

It was an expansion of Slate’s XX Factor blog and launched in May as an online women’s news and views site, covering politics, culture, parenting, work-life balance and other subjects of interest to women.  Slate, a unit of The Washington Post Company, characterized the move as a business decision that would reduce costs while preserving editorial content.  DoubleX – along with The Big Money about business and finance and The Root about African-American issues – were to help the company move beyond its national affairs coverage.

Publisher Peggy White is leaving the company and two of DoubleX’s three founding editors, Hanna Rosin and Emily Bazelon, will return to manage the project.  PaidContent reports that there will be no layoffs.


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