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New Gawker Investor Has 'Oligarch' Connection

IBT | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Media
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Viktor Vekselberg controls the oil supply of Eastern Europe, oversees Russia’s Silicon Valley and spends tens of millions of dollars collecting ...

Gawker Reaches Agreement To Bring in Minority Investor

The Wall Street Journal | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Media
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Gawker Media has agreed to sell a minority stake to an investment company, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, in an effort to bolster its books for a ...

Gawker Media Is On The Hunt For Outside Investor Cash

International Business Times | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Media
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Gawker Media is seeking funding from outside investors and calling an "extraordinary general meeting" of shareholders on Thursday to approve a new cla...

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 know...

Gawker Is Said To Retool As Politics Site

The New York Times | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Media, a site that pioneered the knowing and sarcastic tone that has come to define web journalism, will switch from covering New York and the me...

On Gawker’s Problem With Women

Matter | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Media

On July 16, published a tabloid story about a male escort’s thwarted dalliance with a media executive. It did not go over well with r...

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...

Gawker President: ‘More Likely Than Not’ We’ll Lose Hogan Case

Politico Media | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.27.2015 | Media

Gawker Media president and general counsel Heather Dietrick thinks that it is "more likely than not" that a jury will find in favor of professional wr...

John Cook Becomes Gawker's Permanent Executive Editor

The New York TImes | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.21.2015 | Media

John Cook, a longtime Gawker editor, will become the executive editor of Gawker Media, the portfolio of websites that was left leaderless after a tumu...

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.

ThinkProgress Staffers Unionize With Writers Guild Of America, East

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Media

The editorial staff of the progressive news site ThinkProgress has joined the Writers Guild of America, East, making it the latest in a string of Web...

Fusion Taps Gawker's Adam Weinstein To Run Revamped Investigative Team

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 09.11.2015 | Media

As other networks scramble to win the minute-by-minute ratings war, Fusion is digging deep. The network announced Tuesday that it had hired former Ga...

5 Women Labor Leaders Speak Their Minds on the Future of Labor

Leslie Tolf | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Leslie Tolf

"A woman's rights affect everyone's rights. This is happening in sectors where people think it's not -- like manufacturing, where women might get only $11-12 an hour. Collaboration is important, and women need to come together. We also need men supporting this."

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 ess...

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


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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gawker is still reeling from the controversy surrounding a post, which has since been removed from the site, that revealed a male Cond&... Is Coming Back, But Gawker Media May Not Be

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.27.2015 | Media 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...