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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.

Gawker Editor: Video Of Mayor Smoking Crack May Be 'Gone'

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

The bizarre, weeks-long saga surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his alleged use of crack cocaine might be coming to an anti-climactic close. On...

An Open Letter to Gawker's Hamilton Nolan (Re: Brooklyn)

Kenneth Rosen | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York
Kenneth Rosen

There's still a conversation that needs having. One about what to do with the disappearing neighborhoods, the cultures that existed before the hipster onslaught.

20-somethings Want No Makeup With Their Journalism

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media
Jesse Aizenstat

We can sniff out the phonies of any Fox News panel, and are tired of listening to a bunch of PR-placed "experts" sitting in their overly air-conditioned newsroom, talking about what's happening outside. How do they know?

Gawker Media Buys Latino Blog

ABC News/Univision | Alex Alvarez | Posted 12.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Gawker Media, the online publishing network that's home to popular blogs like Gawker, Gizmodo, and Jezebel, has purchased Guanabee, an English-languag...

Dave Jamieson

Unions To 'Unionmade' Apparel Maker: You're Fakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

The leading federation for organized labor has sent a stern cease-and-desist letter to "Unionmade," the trendy apparel maker whose products, it turns ...

New York Tech Scene Rising: (11/4/12)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

There are some great stories to be told, and we bail out -- dry out -- and powerup. But first, let's take a quick snapshot of companies impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Gerry Smith

Websites Scramble As Hurricane Sandy Floods Data Centers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

As Hurricane Sandy made landfall Monday, the freak storm flooded data centers in New York City, taking down several major websites and services -- inc...

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...

Hulk Hogan Threatening To Sue Over Sex Tape

TMZ | Posted 12.05.2012 | Celebrity

Hulk Hogan's leaked sex tape did NOT catch the wrestler with his pants down -- at least figuratively -- because TMZ has learned, he's already got his ...