Choire Sicha

The Awl is a website about current events and culture based in New York City. The site was founded in early 2009 by David Cho and former Gawker editors Choire Sicha and Alex Balk. The latter two continue as its current editors. It is published by John Shankman.The site employs an editorial staff of writers.The Awl has four sister sites, Splitsider, a comedy website, The Hairpin, a site geared toward women, The Wirecutter, a consumer electronics blog, and The Billfold, a blog with a focus on personal finances.In 2011, David Cho left the Awl, after 18 months, to join ESPN-affiliated sports site Grantland.
Posts about Choire Sicha
  • The many different ways publishers define ‘clickbait’

    …, from @huffingtonpost is that they make their tweets informative and entertaining. They don’t sacrifice quality for clicks. So clickbait is not necessarily the absence of information; it’s the absence of information when there’s absolutely no reason for that absence to exist. So maybe what we should do is call it “sharebait”: empty, useless…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digidayin Facebook Twitter- 11 readers -
  • Dear Derek Jeter, advice from superstar editors

    …, below his cap. Derek needs to take his ideas to a great editor with strong Web expertise and they should both partner with a media company which already has successful — preferably sports — websites. David Remnick, editor-in-chief, The New Yorker I always loved Jeter as a player, thought he was the epitome of the intelligent, clutch, consistent…

    Lucia Moses/ Digiday- 6 readers -
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