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Mediabistro Founder Announces Sabbatical

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Mediabistro.com’s founder Laurel Touby is planning some time off.

This morning, Touby and her husband, BusinessWeek media columnist Jon Fine, tweeted about their plans to take a six-month sabbatical to travel the world, starting later this month. The first two countries they’ll hit: Italy and China. Touby and Fine also plan to launch a blog to document their travels, and it will focus on travel, arts, culture and, of course, media.

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In mid-July, Touby announced via Twitter, that two years after selling Mediabistro to WebMediaBrands, her full-time contract had run out and she was now working for the company on a consulting basis.

Today, Touby said she will return to Mediabistro as a consultant after her trip. Fine, who has recently been tracking BusinessWeek‘s impending sale, will also return to his gig at the magazine after their travels have concluded.

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