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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...

Gawker Media Responds To Internal Revolt Over 'Rape GIFs'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media

Gawker Media has responded to Jezebel's open letter about violent rape-themed GIFs on its website by bringing back a more selective commenting system....

Jezebel Calls Out Bosses For Failing To Address Violent Rape Threats

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Media

Gawker Media is facing internal revolt after its women's site Jezebel revealed on Monday that the company has failed to address a series of violent, r...

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.

The Problem With Most Women's Media -- And How She Changed It

The Huffington Post | Lori Leibovich | Posted 03.03.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

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.

Dr. Phil Sues Deadspin

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment

TEXARKANA, Texas — A production company owned by television psychologist Dr. Phil has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas claiming improper use of ...

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...

Getting Away With Diplomatic Murder

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

New records released after a four year FOIA fight between the State Department and Gawker show that mercenaries, primarily from Blackwater, shot and sometimes killed a lot of Iraqis in the name of protecting America's diplomats.

Tajazzle: The Embarrassment Isn't the Acting

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

So, have you seen the Tajazzle video? It's the most ridiculous infomercial known to man and womankind.

Newspaper Pay Walls: A History Littered with Disaster Says HuffPo CEO

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Johansmeyer

ntil time passes and we can arrive at an answer, the debate will continue over whether an ad-driven business without a subscription component can create considerable value.

Nick Denton's Five Unintended Lessons for Corporate Bloggers

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tom Johansmeyer

Often forgotten in the blogosphere, corporate blogs tend to be marketing or customer care tools that are launched and managed by companies. These blogs, appropriately, exist to advance a company in accordance with its strategy and growth objectives.

Strip-Searched: Lost iPhone Probe Shows Why Search Warrants Should Never Be Used on Journalists

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

The threat to personal liberties posed by search warrants in the pre-digital era was trivial compared to the virtual strip-search that a warrant has become today.

Immigration, Financial, and Climate Reform: The Rock-Paper-Scissors of Politics

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

In today's Wilshire & Washington, we are joined by our special guest host for the month of May, Megan Carpentier, who will be filling in for Maegan Ca...

Should Apple Sue Gawker Over iPhone Leak Story?

DailyFinance | JEFF BERCOVICI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I think a district attorney could make a solid criminal case that Gawker Media purchased what it knew or suspected were technically stolen goods. And ...

Mashup a la Early 2010 Gawker TV Party in New York City

Neal Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Neal Rodriguez

Source: Richard Blakely - Gawker TV Source: Whitney Jefferson - Gawker TV Source: Justin Johnson Online Video Contest...

What Women Bring to the Table -- Designers, Artists, Thinkers & Inventors to Start the Week

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chauncey Zalkin

Ideas and Design on my radar right now. An eclectic bunch. Cutaway vase by Polish designer Edyta Cieloch "Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei of Iran, awarded a CARE...

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.

Nick Denton: A Third of Gawker Media Posts Are Video Centric: NYT's David Carr Explains the Power of the Moving Image

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Plesser

Gawker's extraordinary degree of video integration into news reporting and blogging is a big deal and very exciting.

Middle-Aged Film Critic Writes a Book Railing Against Snark; Man on Internet Agrees

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Remington

As Denby says, snark is like a middle-school rumor: vicious, authorless, and anyone who objects gets slagged as having no sense of humor. It's good that he's publicly objecting.

Asian Women: Rape And Hate Crimes

Jaemin Kim | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jaemin Kim

Reducing Asian women into a sexual object is not funny, it is not flattering. It is perilous. We can see this when Asian women are subject to race-targeted sexual violence.

Gawker Media Sells Consumerist.com To Consumer Union

New York Times | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, planned to announce on Wednesday that it had acquired Consumerist.com, a popula...

Valleywag Folded Into Gawker

Forbes | Brian Caulfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Face-stabbing, apparently, isn't a formula for a successful stand-alone tech news outlet in tough economic times. Owen Thomas, managing editor of Sil...

Gawker Lays Off 19 Editorial Workers

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two weeks ago, Nick Denton hosted a party on the top of his newish Gawker offices, where he told us he was "disaster planning." Here's what that looks...