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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, inter...

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, ...

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 C...

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 Cond&eacut...

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

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 07.20.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.

Dr. Phil Sues Deadspin

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment

TEXARKANA, Texas — A production company owned by television psychologist Dr. Phil has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas claiming improper use of ...

20-somethings Want No Makeup With Their Journalism

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media
Jesse Aizenstat

We can sniff out the phonies of any Fox News panel, and are tired of listening to a bunch of PR-placed "experts" sitting in their overly air-conditioned newsroom, talking about what's happening outside. How do they know?

Gawker Media Buys Latino Blog

ABC News/Univision | Alex Alvarez | Posted 12.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Gawker Media, the online publishing network that's home to popular blogs like Gawker, Gizmodo, and Jezebel, has purchased Guanabee, an English-languag...

Getting Away With Diplomatic Murder

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

New records released after a four year FOIA fight between the State Department and Gawker show that mercenaries, primarily from Blackwater, shot and sometimes killed a lot of Iraqis in the name of protecting America's diplomats.

Tajazzle: The Embarrassment Isn't the Acting

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

So, have you seen the Tajazzle video? It's the most ridiculous infomercial known to man and womankind.

Newspaper Pay Walls: A History Littered with Disaster Says HuffPo CEO

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Johansmeyer

ntil time passes and we can arrive at an answer, the debate will continue over whether an ad-driven business without a subscription component can create considerable value.

Nick Denton's Five Unintended Lessons for Corporate Bloggers

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tom Johansmeyer

Often forgotten in the blogosphere, corporate blogs tend to be marketing or customer care tools that are launched and managed by companies. These blogs, appropriately, exist to advance a company in accordance with its strategy and growth objectives.

Strip-Searched: Lost iPhone Probe Shows Why Search Warrants Should Never Be Used on Journalists

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

The threat to personal liberties posed by search warrants in the pre-digital era was trivial compared to the virtual strip-search that a warrant has become today.

Immigration, Financial, and Climate Reform: The Rock-Paper-Scissors of Politics

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

In today's Wilshire & Washington, we are joined by our special guest host for the month of May, Megan Carpentier, who will be filling in for Maegan Ca...