Spin has parted ways with Editor-in-Chief Caryn Ganz. Jeff Leeds, the editorial boss of parent company SpinMedia, gave the news to staffers in a meeting Wednesday night in Spin’s New York office.
Reached by phone, Ganz confirmed her departure, which she called “surprising,” noting that Spin’s website had just had the second-biggest month traffic-wise in its history. Ganz worked for Spin from 2001 to 2006, and returned in October 2011 after stints at Yahoo! and Rolling Stone.
“Before I came back there was a large rift between the editorial visions of the site and the magazine,” she said. “Now that we only had digital concerns, we were amping up the quality and the aesthetic and the humor of the old Spin.” The publication, Ganz said, “had restored the faith of our peers in what we were doing.” Read more