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Peter Thiel v. Gawker: Who Should We Fear More?

Frederick O Daso | Posted 06.02.2016 | Media
Frederick O Daso

Who should we fear more? Media companies who could potentially violate our privacy as individuals by posting intimate moments with our loved ones and friends for all to "gawk" at?

Jeff Bezos Tells Peter Thiel to 'Develop a Thick Skin' About Being 'Outed.' He's 100 Percent Right.

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

"I would say that as a public figure, the best defense to speech that you don't like about yourself as a public figure is to develop a thick skin," Bezos said. "If you absolutely can't tolerate critics, then don't do anything new or interesting."

The Chilling Effect Peter Thiel's Battle With Gawker Could Have on Silicon Valley Journalism

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

For better or worse, Gawker is entitled to the same freedom as any other news outlet. If it crosses the line, as it likely did with wrestler Hulk Hogan, the courts should deal with it. Silicon Valley's power brokers should not get involved because they have access to resources that rival those of governments. They can outspend any other entity and manipulate public opinion.

Judge Denies Gawker New Trial In Hulk Hogan Case

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.25.2016 | Media

TAMPA, Fla., May 25 (Reuters) - Gawker will not get a new trial to defend its posting of a Hulk Hogan sex tape, and a Florida judge also declined to r...

Hulk Hogan's Lawsuit Against Gawker Is About Much More Than A Sex Tape

Len Niehoff | Posted 03.16.2016 | Media
Len Niehoff

You probably know that former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million for posting a video that included a brief snippet of him having sex with a friend's wife. And the fact that you probably know this helps explain why this is an important case and why Hulk Hogan has no claim.

Gawker Prepares To Get On The Campaign Bus, And Maybe Get Kicked Off

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Gawker editor Alex Pareene said he's not worried about his reporters losing out on campaign access or micro-scoops as the site, once known...

Gawker Has A New Editor-In-Chief

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Media

Alex Pareene has been named the new editor-in-chief of Gawker, the news outlet announced Tuesday. The company congratulated Pareene, a veteran Gawker ...

What Do Cheaters Deserve?

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

The scarlet letter as a form of punishment is back, it's just not written in red anymore; it's written in Tweets, and Facebook posts, and blogs, and shares. Only it's even worse, because the punishment can be permanent -- you can never take it off.

UK's Mail Online Sues Gawker Over Plagiarism Claims

The New York Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.04.2015 | Media

The UK’s Mail Online sued Gawker on Thursday — claiming the embattled New York gossip blog libeled it in a scathing March 4 essay. The essay, by J...

Gawker Gets New Leaders After Tumult Over Article Outing Gay Executive

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.30.2015 | Media

Gawker has put new leadership in place temporarily, two weeks after a widely criticized story outing a gay executive prompted massive backlash, intern...

Gawker.com Is Coming Back, But Gawker Media May Not Be

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.27.2015 | Media

Gawker.com will "reboot" on Monday, a week and a half after publishing a widely decried article outing a married media executive, and its parent compa...

Gawker Writer Rich Juzwiak Says Company Is 'In A Total Meltdown'

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Media

The tension between Gawker's editorial staff and senior management hasn't subsided in the wake of Monday's resignations by Tommy Craggs, executive edi...

Glenn Greenwald Calls Gawker's Outing Of Condé Nast CFO 'Despicable'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.23.2015 | Media

Journalist Glenn Greenwald joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to weigh in on a controversial Gawker article that outed a married Condé Nast executive, re...

Why I Wouldn't Have Taken Down Gawker's Controversial Story

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Media
Amanda Gutterman

As the news moves from print to online, we talk about all kinds of shifts, but we don't speak often enough about how we issue corrections. News sites should be accountable. That means not just taking things down.

Conservative Blogger Sues Gawker For $66 Million Over Public Pooping Rumors

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.19.2015 | Media

What do you do when an irreverent liberal blog implies that you pooped on the floor in college? Sue for $66 million, of course. The plaintiff in t...

Gawker Founder Nick Denton: Seeing Vice Unionize Would Be 'Good Theater'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.05.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

After 75 percent of Gawker editorial employees voted "yes" on Wednesday, the company is on track to become the first digital publication to unionize. ...

Collective Bargaining in the Digital Workplace

Lowell Peterson | Posted 06.05.2016 | Media
Lowell Peterson

As Gawker's writers have demonstrated, organizing in digital media is a real option, not an abstraction or a fantasy. People who do this work really can come together for their own common good.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Gawker Media Votes To Unionize In Historic Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Gawker Media is unionizing. The landslide 80-27 vote for collective bargaining makes the New York-based publisher of Gawker, Jezebel an...

Gawker Files FOIA Lawsuit Against U.S. State Department For Access To Clinton Aide's Emails

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.17.2015 | Media

Gawker Media is suing the U.S. State Department under the Freedom of Information Act for access to emails between former Deputy Assistant Secretary of...

Michael Calderone

John Cook Leaving The Intercept To Return To Gawker

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- The Intercept's editor-in-chief John Cook is leaving the First Look Media site to return to Gawker Media. Cook left his perch as Ga...

Gawker Media Responds To Internal Revolt Over 'Rape GIFs'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media

Gawker Media has responded to Jezebel's open letter about violent rape-themed GIFs on its website by bringing back a more selective commenting system....

Jezebel Calls Out Bosses For Failing To Address Violent Rape Threats

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Media

Gawker Media is facing internal revolt after its women's site Jezebel revealed on Monday that the company has failed to address a series of violent, r...

Why It's Wrong to Say It's Wrong to Say Shepard Smith Is Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sadly, 25 years after the debates over "outing' first began, some journalists still seem to think it's only an invasion of privacy worth writing about when someone's homosexuality is revealed or speculated about -- no matter how many times it's actually been discussed before.

The Problem With Most Women's Media -- And How She Changed It

The Huffington Post | Lori Leibovich | Posted 03.03.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

Gawker Must Not Know What Journalism Is: A Different Take on the Role of J-schools

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Media
Gabrielle Canon

I think a critique of J-schools is warranted. Student debt is crippling, and there aren't as many professional opportunities available in journalism. This is why these institutions must rise to the challenge and offer more than basic training or techniques for typing on the Internet.