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This week we learn how Vox Media combines content, technology and advertising to reach a mass audience via its seven digital brands, including The Verge, SB Nation and Vox.com.

PART 1: Quality product

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Bankoff explains, a big component of Vox Media’s operation involves blending proprietary technology, a collaborative culture and an emphasis on the overall end product.

Reporting by Katy Mersmann, Rachel Wise and Reuben Stern.

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In this extended Q&A, Bankoff says risk-taking also involves being willing to stop doing something that doesn’t work. He also provides more ideas about managing failure, building proprietary technology, and maintaining editorial integrity.

PART 2: Fast-moving experimentation

Vox Media’s product-oriented approach involves rapid development and iteration of new ideas. Product Manager Lauren Rabaino says it helps to innovate out in the open and to relax about getting everything perfect right away.

Reporting by Katy Mersmann, Rachel Wise and Reuben Stern.

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Rachel Wise  
 
Video Editor

Reuben Stern  
 
Director of NYC Partnerships



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