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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

 is an online media company that includes the sports blog network , tech site , and the explanatory journalism site .

Vox Media was formally formed in 2011, but it began with the creation of SB Nation (short for SportsBlog Nation), a network of more than 300 fan-run sports blogs, many of them dedicated to a particular team.

SB Nation was founded in 2003 by Tyler Bleszinski, , founder of the political blog Daily Kos, and , founder of the political blog MyDD. It of funding between 2008 and 2011. In 2008, it brought on , formerly a product/programming executive at AOL, to serve as CEO. In 2012, Vox Media  a fundraising round of $17 million, and it , bringing its total investment to nearly $80 million.

Vox Media was formed at the launch of the Verge, which was initially largely staffed by former Engadget employees. Vox Media  that The Verge was “very profitable” after a year. It also , Polygon, in October 2012 and , with its sites on dining, fashion, and real estate, in 2013. The following year, it , formerly of The Washington Post, to launch a . Vox Media’s internal CMS, Chorus, is to unite its growing set of sites and was a . Vox also in 2014 to incorporate into its work on Chorus.

SB Nation had a  as of late 2011, with its blogging contributors . Additionally, The Verge launched with a staff of about .

SB Nation has developed content-sharing partnerships with , and .

It launched in 2009, and in June 2010, SB Nation covering all of the sports teams in a particular city. In March of 2011, it , a national baseball site that operates under the leadership of sports journalist , who left ESPN.com for the job. It for its own YouTube channel the following year as part of a broader . In 2012, it , uniting their appearance with standardized logo design

Though its expansion has been for local newspapers, SB Nation’s executives have said they as complementary to newspapers’ objective reporting.

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