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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...

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...

Michael Calderone

Matt Taibbi Leaves First Look Media, Raising Questions About Company's Direction

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Journalist Matt Taibbi has left First Look Media, eight months after joining the billionaire-backed startup and before ever launching the ...

Knott's Reveals Gory Details of 2014 Scary Farm: Recap and Analysis of the Exclusive Preview

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

On August 6, Knott's Berry Farm treated season pass-holders and members of the press to an exclusive preview of its 42nd annual Halloween Haunt, also known as Knott's Scary Farm.

Gawker Editor Joins First Look Media

Re/code | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media

First Look Media, the independent news organization created by Pierre Omidyar, has poached Gawker editor John Cook, Gawker staffers were informed toda...

#VetMyFacts

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 02.09.2014 | Media
Eric Yaverbaum

The faster the internet goes, the faster misinformation can be spread. My anecdotal perspective is that we were at warp speed several years ago. Now what?

Communities Up In Arms Over Misguided Debate

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — Under the watch of a Border Patrol agent, U.S. and Mexican pastors set up two small altars – one on each side of a towering bo...

Scientists Agree (Again): Climate Change Is Real

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

If you count yourself among the 49 percent of Americans who believe that climate change is happening, and that we're playing a key role in it, give yourself a gold star. The planet's best and brightest scientific minds agree with you.

Conspiracy Theorists Respond to Evidence They're Conspiracy Theorists With More Conspiracy Theories

John Cook | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
John Cook

The conspiracy theories directed toward the "moon landing paper" began small-scale, but grew in scope and intricacy. Now to social scientists, such a public response can mean only one thing. Data!

Georgia Executes Man Who Confessed Murders To FBI Agent Father

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 02.22.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Ga. -- A 38-year-old inmate who was convicted of killing two college students after confessing to his FBI agent father was executed in Georgi...

Gawker Editor Out

Daily Intelligencer | Joe Coscarelli | Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

Gawker editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio will no longer run the site after a year on the job, Intelligencer has learned. Daulerio jumped across the Gawker...

Bain Capital Wanted To Invest In Gawker

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

Bain Capital, the private equity firm where Mitt Romney made his fortune, may have an interest in investing in a media company that has covered Bain C...

Matt Sledge

El Paso Mayor John Cook, Recall Target, Takes Stand Against Anti-Gay 'Bigotry'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

John Cook only has 13 months left as mayor of El Paso. But as of last Wednesday, when papers were filed for a recall petition, Cook will be fending of...

Cristina Costantini

Bilingual Border Cities Contest Movement To Make English The Official Language

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 02.02.2012 | Latino Voices

"All government business is done in English here. I don't need an official law saying that English is the de facto language. Everyone knows that alrea...

What Would Jesus Filibuster?

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

I took particular interest in a story that broke last week regarding a holy skirmish between ultra-conservative Christians and an ultra-conservative Jew, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus.

'Skeptical Science' iPhone App Knocks Down Climate Change Skeptic Arguments With Science

The Guardian | Leo Hickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An Australian solar physicist called John Cook, who runs the popular Skeptical Science website, has developed an app which "lets you use an iPhone or ...

25 Bloggers You Wish You Were Reading

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Remember when the web used to be about following links to someone's cool blogspot site? Now it's all about the world of ultra-ultra-niche or the secret gems that the big sites troll daily for their unique takes.