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CityLab Sold to Bloomberg

A major shakeup of the urbanism media landscape was announced this week.
December 11, 2019, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Bloomberg Philanthropies
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"Bloomberg Media intends to purchase CityLab, a brand from The Atlantic that was created in 2011 as a standalone website devoted to covering cities and how they are innovating for the future," reports Sara Jerde.

The announcement represents the second media shake up in the urbanism realm in recent weeks, after Vox Media closed shop at local Curbed sites in D.C., Seattle, New Orleans, and Philadelphia.

Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg founder, CEO, and majority owner, recently announced a run for the presidency, prompting Bloomberg media companies to promised to stay out of the Democratic primary. As a further complication, Bloomberg Philanthropies is active in smart city and sustainability philanthropy.

"The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year, and financial terms of the arrangement were not made public," according to Jerde.

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Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Adweek
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