Still relatively new to the media landscape, Vox has established itself as a leader when it comes to evolving news delivery and presentation. The online outlet’s methods can range from “card stacks” detailing the war on drugs, to lengthy explainers on presidential dealings, to sometimes morbid sets of charts.

Vox drummed up plenty of industry buzz when it first launched, mostly due to the name recognition of one of its founders, Ezra Klein. Its other accomplished co-founder, Melissa Bell, occupied a smaller sliver of the spotlight – which was partly her own doing, she told us on this week’s special edition #bosslady podcast.

Bell also talked with guest co-host Sara Libby and me about Vox’s intriguing content refresh strategy, experimenting with story formats and her hometown haunts here in San Diego.

Also on the podcast: Councilwoman Marti Emerald’s big announcement and what that means for the already insane 2016 ballot (here’s that “Portlandia” sketch Libby mentioned); the ballad of Boltman and the future of snacks at the Q; a reality check on event revenue for stadiums; and what earned Mayor Kevin Faulconer Hero of the Week and the NFL Goat status.

One more thing: If you haven’t bought your tickets for Meeting of the Minds coming up Wednesday night, what are you waiting for?

Listen to the podcast hereon Stitcher or on iTunes.

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Catherine Green was formerly the deputy editor at Voice of San Diego. She handled daily operations while helping to plan new long-term projects.

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