Tag Archives: Gawker

What Was Gawker? 

Image by Jim Cooke Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always. If you are very lucky, you might find a place where you can do what you want. If you are very fortunate, you may one day find a place where you can be as inane, brilliant, ...

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Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight

Image by Jim Cooke A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com. This is the final act in what Thiel wished to present, and succeeded in presenting, as a simple and ancient morality play, a story of hubris meeting its punishment. The premise behind that morality play was, as ...

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Fate of Gawker.com Remains Unclear After Univision Acquisition of Gawker Media

Following a day-long auction against the online publisher Ziff Davis, the media conglomerate Univision is buying Gawker Media’s assets—including Deadspin, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku, and Lifehacker—for $ 135 million. However, the fate of the company’s flagship website, Gawker.com, remains unclear. Recode’s Peter Kafka reported yesterday that Univision’s final and successful offer shall “encompass all seven of Gawker Media’s sites, including ...

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Gawker Media sold to Univision in bankruptcy auction

Online news site Gawker Media has been sold to media firm Univision for $ 135m (£103m) in a bankruptcy auction. The firm outbid media rival Ziff Davis to seal the deal, which still hinges on approval from a bankruptcy judge. The sale comes after Gawker filed for bankruptcy protection in June to avoid paying damages after it lost a $ ...

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Gawker Media's Biggest Mistakes

I’ve had lots of ideas in my time here at Gawker Media, all of them good. I’ve also had countless constructive and fruitful conversations with various editors about my ideas, and I know I’m better for it. However, these same editors have also made mistakes—egregious ones. Fortunately, the advent of the messaging app Slack has allowed for some of these ...

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LEAKED: The Lost Gawker Night Blogs

Photo: Open Road Films For every macabre, titillating or actually informative off-hours post that has appeared on Gawker dot com, there’s one that was too scandalous, too stupid or just too boring to make it onto the site. Tonight, we pull back the curtain to show you the godforsaken night blogs that were neither editor nor reader was ever meant ...

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Report: Roger Ailes Used Fox News Money to Spy on Gawker Staffers

How devious is former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes? Following his July resignation, amid an internal inquiry into his serial sexual harassment (and worse) of female employees, a clearer picture of the infamously vindictive Nixon aide’s tactics has begun to emerge. For instance, according to a report this morning from Gabriel Sherman of New York magazine, he used Fox News ...

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Gawker founder Nick Denton files for bankruptcy after Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton filed for personal bankruptcy protection on Monday in a bid to stop Hulk Hogan from seizing his assets in a multimillion-dollar sex tape judgment. As a result of the verdict, which is being appealed, Gawker’s parent company has gone into bankruptcy and is up for sale. The British internet entrepreneur’s bankruptcy filing on Monday says he owes ...

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Nick Denton, Founder and CEO of Gawker Media, Has Declared Bankruptcy

Nick Denton, the British expatriate who independently founded Gawker Media in 2002 and has served as its chief executive officer for its entire 14-year history, filed today for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York. In March, a Florida jury found him culpable of invading the wrestler Hulk Hogan’s privacy, nearly four years after this website published ...

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A Gawker Guide to Vaping at Your Party Convention

As next week’s Republican National Convention approaches, officials in Cleveland continue to field questions about what firearms attendees can openly carry (only real ones) and where they can carry them (only outside the convention hall), but, so far, the liberal media has failed to grill the powers that be about a much purer symbol American liberty: the humble e-cigarette. http://gawker.com/open-carry-at-… ...

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