Tumblr disbands its editorial team

by Curtis Lee Fulton

In a blog post today, David Karp, the CEO social media sharing outfit Tumblr, said the company was disbanding Storyboard, a team of journalists and editors paid to cover Tumblr as if it was a real city. “Storyboard has run its course for now,” said Karp, “and our editorial team will be closing up shop and moving on.”

Storyboard ran for a year and picked up a nomination for a James Beard Award in the visual storytelling category. Tumblr says it hosts more than 100 million blogs.