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10.25.07 10:29 AM

What Will Become of Vibe? Len Burnett, Group Publisher Resigns

"The executive exits continue at Vibe Media Group: Len Burnett, vp, group publisher of Vibe, has resigned after three years in the position. Burnett will return to Uptown, a lifestyle magazine targeting affluent black consumers that he co-founded in 2004 with Brett Wright."

Burnett moves on to become co-CEO of Uptown. There are plans for social networking there too.

Now with most of the original heads out at Vibe, all except EIC Danyel Smith, who is on her second editorship and some sales people who either came back to Vibe with Burnett on his second tour, or who were there for a while to begin with, Vibe is basically an all new crew and a slim one at that.

Will the magazine resurrect under new leadership forging a path in a new direction? Or are its days numbered, with titles like GIANT, The Fader, or Complex waiting in the wings to snap up the readership? Perhaps, now, there's even room for something else.

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