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Former New Republic Senior Editor Slams Owner Chris Hughes

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media

The resignation of two of The New Republic's top editors last week sparked a massive exodus at the publication. Former employees, including senior edi...

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...

Lena Dunham Says She'll Pay Acts On Book Tour

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

This is what happens when you call out Lena Dunham. The "Girls" star, who is kicking off a huge book tour in support of "Not That Kind of Girl," was c...

Beyoncé Forgets To Lip-Sync In Paris, Promptly Keeps Running The World

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment

We all have those days where we forget things -- hey, even Beyoncé does, too. Or, well, she had one last weekend. During a Paris performance of...

9 Things a Millennial Will Never Admit

Danny Rubin | Posted 10.21.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Millennials are constantly wary of being "called out" in person or online.

Thousands Of BuzzFeed Articles Have Disappeared

Gawker | J.K. Trotter | Posted 08.12.2014 | Media

You may have heard that BuzzFeed recently landed $50 million in venture capital, with which it hopes to transcend its long-time status as a “content...

Dear Gawker, Not All 'Sketchy' Neighborhoods Are Black Neighborhoods

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Technology
Melissa Jun Rowley

Good people of the Internet, I encourage you to read everything you can before taking an official stance on topics that spread like wildfire via social media. I implore you to openly discuss anything your heart desires, especially tough topics like racism. But be informed first.

LOOK: James Franco Is NOT Happy With The Story Gawker Just Ran About Him

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices

James Franco is NOT happy with Gawker's most recent article about him and he took to social media to let the world know. Yesterday, Gawker ran an a...

The Delusional Freedom Fighter

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

This kind of total reboot doesn't come from turning jerseys inside out, nor from a massive boycott. The question is what does the change come from? How do we get there? Unlike with a computer, we can't just wipe the system clean and start over.

Gerry Smith

Controversial Hacker's Conviction Is Overturned

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, reversing a verdict that was viewed as having a chilling eff...

Death Row Letter Was Moving, But It Left Out An Important Fact

Columbia Journalism Review | Ryan Chittum | Posted 03.12.2014 | Media

As part of its “Letters From Death Row Series,” it ran a long missive from Ray Jasper, who is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas next ...

Another Billionaire Warns Of Creeping Nazi Menace

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business

Thank goodness for America's vigilant wealthy people, for how else would we know that the country has been taken over by Nazis? Sean Parker, the Na...

What's A Twitter Roundup Without Chrissy Teigen?

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 02.22.2014 | Style

This week, our Twitter feed wasn't inundated with New York Fashion Week updates... and we're okay with it. That being said, it was a generally slow ne...

Did Gawker Infringe Copyright? That's a Bingo!

Michelle Wein | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
Michelle Wein

Last week, the entertainment website Gawker linked to the leaked draft script of Quentin Tarantino's proposed upcoming film, The Hateful Eight. Now, Tarantino is suing the site for copyright infringement.

Gorged on Snark and Personal Loftiness

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media
Paul Fidalgo

In the hands of some, snark can be executed smartly and entertainingly, but it must be in manageable doses. But as it becomes an increasingly dominant mode of modern communication, especially online, it becomes poisonous.

Jezebel Offers $10,000 for Article Ideas That Aren't About the Evils of Photoshop

Reductress | Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This article originally appeared on Reductress.com. On the heels of Jezebel's "body-positive" campaign to obtain original, un-retouched images from...

#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?

To Jorge Cortell From a High-Heeled Entrepreneur: 'You're Right'

Dolly Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Dolly Singh

Women feel they must choose between killing their upward mobility or killing their feet. Being pain-free or being respected. Feeling confident or feeling lost in the crowd.

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.

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.

Mother Seeks Hooker Online to Take Son's Virginity

Tony Phillips | Posted 09.18.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

In the God-I-Hope-That's-Not-Real department is a nugget from Gawker detailing a Philadelphia mother's ad on Craigslist's "casual encounters" section seeking a young woman who will, for a fee, claim her "socially awkward" son's virginity and turn him into a "cool college kid" prior to his entering Harvard this fall.

Site Publishes Picture Of Trayvon Martin's Dead Body

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.12.2013 | Media

Gawker provoked a wide range of reactions after it posted a haunting, graphic image of Trayvon Martin's dead body on Friday. The site used a huge p...

Former Interns Are Suing Gawker

Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

Gawker Media and founder Nick Denton were slapped with a lawsuit this week from three former workers who allege that the company classified them as in...

If Edward Snowden Is in Trouble, So Is Journalism

Dan Kennedy | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The editors of the New York Times appear to have forgotten an important principle: The First Amendment is for all of us, and does not grant any special privileges to the institutional press.

Singing My Own Tune

April Brucker | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
April Brucker

I am a singing telegram delivery girl. When I tell people about my occupation I get one of two questions. The first is, "Do they still have those?" The answer is yes.