Laurel Touby has just sold her popular Web site for job-hunting media and creative professionals to Jupitermedia Corporation. The price tag: $23 million dollars. Not bad, for someone who started the project as a “humble little directory on someone else’s web site.”
In an early-morning entry on her website, Laurel calls it a “marriage of minds and media resources,” takes a trip down memory lane about how she got started and thanks all the people who’ve helped mediabistro.com become the success it is today.
According to the site’s founder, after 10 years of life, mediabistro.com gets more than 1 million visitors a month, and more than 6 million page views per month.