Quah Sells Newsletter to Vox

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Vox Media is purchasing Nick Quah’s Hot Pod newsletter, which covers the podcasting industry. Quah launched the newsletter back in 2014. At Vox Media, Hot Pod will become part of The Verge and Quah will become a full-time podcast critic. Financial details were not disclosed.

Senior reporter Ashley Carman will take over as lead writer of Hot Pod for The Verge.

“I can’t think of a better home for Hot Pod than The Verge,” says The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. “The story of the podcast industry is the story of technology and culture colliding, and Ashley is the perfect reporter to take it over and bring it everything The Verge can offer. As long-time fans of Hot Pod, we’re excited to keep growing the community Nick has fostered.”

“Stepping away from Hot Pod is, of course, bittersweet, but I have absolute faith that The Verge will build a great future for the publication and its readership,” says Quah. “And I’m excited to join some of the best writers in the world at Vulture. I’ll try to keep up.”

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