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Gawker Media Founder Faces Personal Bankruptcy After Court Ruling

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business

Gawker Media LLC founder Nick Denton faces personal bankruptcy after a U.S. judge refused on Tuesday to extend protections shielding him from liabilit...

How Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton And Hulk Hogan Threaten Freedom Of The Press

Bill Blum | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Bill Blum

This time, in the continuing shadow of 9/11 and the never-ending war on terror abroad and at home, the dangers come not only from the expanded operations of government agencies like the NSA and FBI, but from the ambitions of both presumptive presidential nominees.

Report: Peter Thiel's Lawyer Going After Gawker For Story On Trump's Hair

Gawker | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.14.2016 | Media

One day after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal attack on Gawker Media to the New York Times, Gawker reporter ...

Report: Gawker Exploring Lawsuit Against Peter Thiel

Forbes | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.10.2016 | Media

Gawker Media is exploring options for litigation against Peter Thiel following the billionaire venture capitalist’s secret funding of lawsuits again...

Gawker Files For Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.10.2016 | Media

Gawker Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The filing lists the company's assets as between $50 and $100 million and says its liabil...

Report: Gawker Has Received ‘Multiple’ $100 Million-Plus Bids

The Wrap | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.03.2016 | Media
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Nick Denton’s embattled site has garnered major acquisition interest, an individual with knowledge of the company tells TheWrap...

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?

Does Facebook Believe in Privacy?

Carrie Lukas | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Carrie Lukas

Facebook users should be concerned if the company is so committed to the perspective of content creators that it cannot tolerate its board members even being involved in the exploration of an issue.

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."

Sheryl Sandberg: Peter Thiel Will Stay On Facebook's Board

CNNMoney | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business

Peter Thiel's seat on Facebook's board is not in jeopardy, despite the tech entrepreneur's secret legal campaign against Gawker Media, Sheryl Sandberg...

Jeff Bezos Warns That Revenge Against Gawker Is Pointless

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.01.2016 | Media

Jeff Bezos did not mince words when throwing shade on fellow tech billionaire Peter Thiel over his war with media company Gawker. “Seek revenge and ...

How Peter Thiel’s Gawker Battle Could Open A War Against The Press

The New Yorker | Paul Vale | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
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Probably the most important case in American press law is New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964), in which the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, ...

Tech Titans Push Back Against 'Click Bait Journalists'

The New York Times | Paul Vale | Posted 05.28.2016 | Media
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SAN FRANCISCO — After the news that one of Silicon Valley’s stars secretly funded a lawsuit to bring down a gossip site, the overwhelming response...

There's A Solution To People Abusing Their Wealth: Super-High Taxes

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business

Peter Thiel offers a case study in the way America's top tax rate is much, much too low. This week, we learned that Thiel -- a Silicon Valley techno-l...

Nick Denton: Peter Thiel Is A ‘Thin-Skinned Billionaire'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.26.2016 | Media

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton slammed tech billionaire Peter Thiel on Thursday for bankrolling lawsuits that could cripple the digital news operati...

Facebook Board Member Once Wrote That Women Getting The Vote Was Bad For Democracy

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

The secretive tech billionaire who recently admitted to funding a lawsuit meant to crush the media company Gawker is known for having some radical opi...

New York Post: Gawker Founder Looking To Sell After Losing Hogan Judgment

The New York Post | Paul Vale | Posted 05.26.2016 | Media
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Gawker Media founder Nick Denton has begun quietly soliciting bids for the sale of his company, The Post has learned....

Gawker Didn't 'Out' Peter Thiel -- Nor Did It Wrong Him in Any Way

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There's little sympathy in the world right now for Gawker, which has engaged in questionable and egregious reporting, but Thiel has a lot confused here.

Tech Billionaire Backed Hulk Hogan’s Sex Tape Lawsuit

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 05.25.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is helping wrestler Hulk Hogan bankroll his lawsuit against Gawker Media, according to a re...

Hulk Hogan Files Second Lawsuit Against Gawker

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.02.2016 | Media

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hulk Hogan accused Gawker of leaking his racist remarks in a lawsuit filed in Florida on Monday involving a secretly-recorded ...

Gawker Targets the Gamut of Ad Formats (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.08.2016 | Media
Andy Plesser

VAIL, CO -- Gawker Media is surveying all the tools in a publisher's chest. "In the old days, publishers' sales process was just about filling that v...

Report: Gawker Paid The Media Exec It Outed To Avoid Another Lawsuit

The Daily Beast | Whitney Snyder | Posted 03.25.2016 | Media

A source familiar with the situation said Gawker ultimately paid the subject of the offending article a tidy undisclosed sum in order to avoid another...

Why Hulk vs. Gawker Is Not About Privacy vs. Free Speech

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 03.23.2016 | Media
Mary Anne Franks

The high-profile case of Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) against Gawker Media has prompted a flood of headlines, thinkpieces and blog posts characterizing the conflict between the two parties as "privacy versus free speech." This characterization misunderstands both concepts and obscures the important issues at stake in the case, whatever its ultimate outcome might be.

Nick Denton: 'It Is Clear' Hulk Hogan Sued Gawker To Hide His Own

Gawker | Whitney Snyder | Posted 03.22.2016 | Media

I had suspicions, but it it is now clear that Hogan’s lawsuit was a calculated attempt to prevent Gawker, or anyone else who might obtain evidence o...

What The Hulk Hogan Verdict Means For Freedom Of The Press

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.19.2016 | Media

A lewd, muscular, mustachioed wrestling hero in a sex tape with the wife of his best friend -- a man named Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem. It's no doubt...