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Vice Media Votes To Unionize As Trend In Digital Media Continues

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.10.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Writers at Vice Media, the Brooklyn-based digital media company valued at $2.5 billion, have voted to unionize. Vice employees s...

These Internal Documents Prove Uber Is A Money Loser

Gawker | Jenny Che | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business

Uber, Silicon Valley’s prized amoral unicorn, is presumed to be a financial titan and a sure-thing IPO in the near future. Which may be true. Bu...

Keep Your Innermost Secrets on Post-it Notes

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.05.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

We never bother to Google "Can you really delete a text message forever?" If we did, we'd discover a treasure trove of procedures for retrieving stuff we wish could vanish; some of those methods even include helpful YouTube videos to aid the technologically challenged.

Unionizing Salon Is Easier Said Than Done: 'We're Incredibly Frustrated,' Staffer Says

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.31.2015 | Media

The effort to unionize Salon is apparently off to a rockier start than some staffers had hoped.  Editorial employees of the online news site anno...

Why American Journalism Is in a State of Crisis

S. Kumar | Posted 07.31.2015 | Media
S. Kumar

Will McAvoy, in the HBO drama The Newsroom, tells a colleague: "I don't believe in censorship, but I'm a big believer in self-censorship." It's a simple principle that guided generations of journalists and news organizations in America for decades, but one that the press now seems to have forgotten. In an age of 24-hour online news driven by ad sales and page views, responsible journalism seems to be hard to find.

Author Of Gawker's Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Story Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Hulk Hogan came under fire recently after tapes of him making racist remarks were leaked, doing little to bolster his reputation amid h...

A.J. Daulerio: Gawker Can Only Get Nicer If Nick Denton Leaves

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.28.2015 | Media

Gawker's ambitions to become a more gentle site can't happen in the hands of founder and CEO Nick Denton, the site's former editor-in-chief&...

Was Kasich Trumped? Was Kerry Corker-ed?

Mark Green | Posted 07.27.2015 | Media
Mark Green

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Shrum and Christie discuss whether John Kasich got overshadowed this week and if the GOP has "crazies" in the base (McCain's word) or simply has "a crazy base." Also: Senate Republicans go off on Kerry over Iran -- was he "fleeced" or do they believe in "unicorns?"

Is It Ever Acceptable For The Media To 'Out' Someone?

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Gawker is still reeling from the controversy surrounding a post, which has since been removed from the site, that revealed a male Cond&...

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, ...

The ‘Gawker Tax’ Is Getting Too High, Denton Tells His Staff

Capital New York | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Media
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  Gawker Media is a business. That's the message that C.E.O. Nick Denton had for his editorial employees yesterday, and it's a message that he r...

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.

Meltdown At Gawker: 2 Top Editors Resign After Pathetic Story Is Pulled

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.20.2015 | Media

Two of Gawker's top editors have resigned following a massive media storm that resulted in the outing of a Condé Nast executive and the s...

Meltdown At Gawker As Top Editors Resign

Gawker | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Media
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Tommy Craggs, the executive editor of Gawker Media, and Max Read, the editor-in-chief of Gawker.com, are resigning from the company....

Gawker Removes Controversial Post After Huge Backlash

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.17.2015 | Media

Gawker on Friday removed a controversial story about a media executive soliciting a male escort who later attempted to extort him, after the deci...

Gawker's Outing Of Condé Nast's CFO Is Gay-Shaming, Not Journalism

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 07.21.2015 | Media

UPDATE: 2:35 p.m. -- Gawker founder Nick Denton said on Friday that the post had been taken down, saying that publishing it "is a decision I regr...

Anyone Else Think James Franco Should Sue the Hell Out of Gawker?

Larry Womack | Posted 07.17.2015 | Media
Larry Womack

Gawker manufactured a story that accused someone of rape -- not to mention other intimate partner abuse -- apparently for clicks and giggles, then delivered it over four posts spaced more than a month apart. The author has since admitted that this was all baseless.

Dave Jamieson

Salon Editorial Employees Announce Plans To Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Media

Just weeks after writers and editors at Gawker Media unionized, the editorial employees of Salon Media Group announced that they intend to join the sa...

What Do Gawker and the New York Times Have in Common?

David Sable | Posted 06.22.2015 | Media
David Sable

Clearly, just being "digital" is no longer enough to distinguish anyone (digital is everything...) and the self-imposed constrictions that digibabble thinking forced onto so many is outmoded, outdated and, frankly, future-limiting

Gawker Founder: 'We Have A Revolution Coming'

The New York Times | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media

“I’m pretty sure we have a revolution coming,” said Nick Denton, founder and chief executive of Gawker Media. “It’s not 100 percent guarante...

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...

Employees At Gawker Announce Effort To Unionize

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 04.16.2015 | Media

Employees at gossip site Gawker are trying to unionize, the site’s Hamilton Nolan announced in a post Thursday. A "large group" of editorial staffer...