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BlogHer, Inc. Hires New Editor-in-Chief: Stacy MorrisonAuthor and Former Redbook Magazine Editor-in-Chief to Develop and Showcase BlogHer's Network of Voices and New Content Models on Flagship Community Hub, BlogHer.com (December 08, 2011)
BELMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/08/11 -- BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, has announced that Stacy Morrison, the former editor-in-chief for Redbook Magazine, is the new editor-in-chief for BlogHer.com.
Reporting to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder Lisa Stone, Morrison will oversee BlogHer.com's strategy, including BlogHer's user experience, editorial content, partners, and syndication relationships. She begins her new role at the company January 1, 2012.
"As BlogHer continues to grow, so does our commitment to developing and showcasing exceptional voices in our community via new media models that work as well for social media audiences as they do for our advertisers and our business," said Lisa Stone, CEO and Co-founder, BlogHer Inc. "We are thrilled to welcome Stacy, whose publishing expertise and vision is matched by her commitment to women online, where she established her bona fides as a blogger early on. I'm excited to see her creative imprint on BlogHer.com."
"It's no exaggeration to say that I am thrilled about this opportunity to work with the best women's community online," says Stacy Morrison, new editor-in-chief, BlogHer.com. "This community is filled with women who make intelligent, entertaining, and inspiring content, by and for each other, and it's a real privilege to be a part of this world at a time when everything we ever knew about content is changing. BlogHer has been at the forefront of creating new opportunities for bloggers, and I can't wait to be a part of developing and unveiling all the new ways we will mentor, monetize and showcase bloggers' work on BlogHer.com."
Stacy Morrison has more than 20 years of publishing experience, including 14 years in the digital/online space, and has been a longtime BlogHer community member and blogger. During her tenure as editor-in-chief for Redbook, the magazine was awarded with the FOLIO: "General Excellence" award in 2005, a Clarion Award in 2007 for General Excellence, and a National Magazine Award nomination in 2007 for Personal Service. Previously, she was also the executive editor at Marie Claire, and editor-in-chief of Modern Bride. Her first book "Falling Apart in One Piece" was published in 2010 by Simon & Schuster and has been optioned for television by Lorne Michaels.
Reaching 34 million women each month (Nielsen Site Census, November 2011), BlogHer (http://www.blogher.com) is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women social media leaders. BlogHer developed and leads the marketplace with the most robust economic and networking opportunities for women in social media and brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialog with them. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice and recommendations to and from 3,000 premium blogs, delivers uniquely insightful research on women in social media across interest areas, hosts the world's largest conferences for women in social media and curates a daily news service, BlogHer.com. BlogHer's investors are Venrock, GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, and Azure Capital Partners.
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