Search Results for: Gawker

Did I Kill Gawker?

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Read, a former editor-in-chief of Gawker, examines the rise and fall of the polarizing site.

Author: Max Read
Published: Aug 19, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6,400 words)

On Gawker’s Problem with Women

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A former Gawker staffer investigates “how a media company founded on whistleblowing and radical transparency failed its female employees.”

Source: Matter
Published: Nov 16, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5,665 words)

Gawker’s Moment of Truth

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A discussion of the future of Gawker Media. Employees recently voted to unionize—”the first at a major digital media company” to do so—and a $100 million lawsuit from Hulk Hogan is looming over the company.

Source: New York Times
Published: Jun 12, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3,942 words)

Playboy Interview: Gawker’s Nick Denton

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The media entrepreneur’s vision for the future of content and journalism:

DENTON: The Panopticon—the prison in which everybody is exposed to scrutiny all the time. Do you remember the website Fucked Company? It was big in about 2000, 2001. I was CEO of Moreover Technologies at the time. A saleswoman put in an anonymous report to the site about my having paid for the eye operation of a young male executive I had the hots for. The story, like many stories, was roughly half true. Yes, there was a young male executive. Yes, he did have an eye operation. No, it wasn’t paid for by me. It was paid for by the company’s health insurance according to normal procedure. And no, I didn’t fancy him; I detested him. It’s such a great example of Fucked Company and, by extension, most internet discussion systems. There’s some real truth that gets told that is never of a scale to warrant mainstream media attention, and there’s also no mechanism for fact-checking, no mechanism to actually converge on some real truth. It’s out there. Half of it’s right. Half of it’s wrong. You don’t know which half is which. What if we could develop a system for collaboratively reaching the truth? Sources and subjects and writers and editors and readers and casual armchair experts asking questions and answering them, with follow-ups and rebuttals. What if we could actually have a journalistic process that didn’t require paid journalists and tape recorders and the cost of a traditional journalistic operation? You could actually uncover everything—every abusive executive, every corrupt eye operation.

Source: Playboy
Published: Feb 21, 2014
Length: 30 minutes (7,539 words)

The New Gawker Media

The New Gawker Media

The New Gawker Media

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Gawker Media’s big company-wide redesign, a year in the making, will finally come out of beta on January 3. It will the biggest event in Gawker Media history, for all three arms of the company—editorial, sales, and technology. It’s a concerted attempt for Nick Denton’s Gawker Media to stop being a blog network and start being something much more ambitious. And while that will be most immediately visible in the way that the blogs look, a massive change is taking place on the sales side, too: Chris Batty, Gawker Media’s semi-legendary head of sales, is leaving the company.

Source: Reuters
Published: Dec 1, 2010
Length: 24 minutes (6,155 words)

The Death of Journalism (Gawker Edition)

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Source: Washington Post
Published: Aug 2, 2009
Length: 7 minutes (1,911 words)

How Guilty Should I Feel?

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As Gawker retires, one of its deputy editors explores her time there, and the complex feelings she has over earning a living in journalism, a job that comes with consequences and can, she says, “sometimes feel a whole lot like tattling.” It’s fascinating.

Source: Gawker
Published: Aug 22, 2016
Length: 8 minutes (2,181 words)

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday’s Endless Appetizers

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Gawker had a contentious existence. Let’s celebrate the variety of its material by rereading this hilarious story of one reporter’s self-destructive marathon of cheap mozzarella-stick-eating spent without reading material, wi-fi or sleep, just the satisfaction of winning a bet. It gets ugly fast.

Source: Gawker
Published: Jul 18, 2014
Length: 25 minutes (6,281 words)