Gawker is an American blog founded by Nick Denton and Elizabeth Spiers and based in New York City. It promotes itself as "the source for daily Manhattan media news and gossip." It focuses on celebrities and the media industry. According to third-party web analytics provider SimilarWeb, the site has over 23 million visits per month, as of 2015. Founded in 2003, Gawker is the flagship blog for Denton's Gawker Media. Gawker has created other blogs, including Defamer and Deadspin, which covers sports. The site's editor-in-chief and executive editor resigned In July 2015 when Denton removed a controversial post from the site without their support.
Posts about Gawker
  • Gawker writer: Censorship is for sale

    … Gawker writer: Censorship is for sale True censorship can only come from the government since it’s the First Amendment that guarantees a free press. However, Gawker writer Tom Scocca makes the case that a free press is threatened by those who can afford to have the press bent to their will. In his post entitled ‘Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight…

    Greg's Corner- 5 readers -
  • Gawker: The Final Chapter

    … of Gawker it has set a dangerous precedent that if you have enough money you can silence any media that is unfavorable to you. The Hulk Hogan lawsuit, and others, were admittedly funded by Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel after Gawker outed Thiel as gay some years ago. If we’re not careful, we could be seeing the start of an era where freedom of the press could be squelched by the super rich elite if the media crosses them. Related …

    Greg's Corner- 4 readers -
  • Is Peter Thiel suing Gawker over Donald Trump’s hair?

    … Is Peter Thiel suing Gawker over Donald Trump’s hair? From the ridiculous to the sublime. Just when you thought the feud between venture capitalist Peter Thiel and Gawker Media couldn’t get anymore strange comes the news that Thiel’s team of legal attack dogs of Harder Mirell & Abrams are threatening more legal action against Gawker over…

    Greg's Corner- 13 readers -
  • Gawker Bankruptcy: A defeat for a free press

    … Gawker Bankruptcy: A defeat for a free press This past weekend it was announced that Gawker has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the $140 million settlement awarded to Hulk Hogan in a lawsuit funded by venture capitalist Peter Thiel. However, while Gawker may have lost the battle the war rages on. While Gawker has declared bankruptcy…

    Greg's Corner- 5 readers -
  • Thiel to remain on Facebook board amid free speech concerns

    … Thiel to remain on Facebook board amid free speech concerns In a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Peter Thiel and the Gawker lawsuit, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said that Thiel can and will remain on the board of Facebook. Thiel has been a long time member of the Facebook board and there were some concerns about his standing after…

    Greg's Cornerin Facebook- 3 readers -
  • Facebook Extends Instant Articles to All Android Users

    … News Magazine, Fox Sports, FTW, Fusion, Gawker, Gawker Media, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Hello Giggles, Hollywood Life, The Huffington Post, Independent Journal, In Touch, Life&Style,, Mashable, Men’s Health, Mental Floss, Mic, mindbodygreen, MLB, Mother Jones, MoviePilot, MTV, National Geographic, NBA, NBC News, New…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • Why Is Facebook Engagement Suddenly Dropping?

    …, leading to drops in traffic to external publisher sites. Those concerns now seem warranted. As Digiday reported last week, Facebook referral traffic plunged 32 percent from January to October. Over that period, Facebook referral traffic (on desktop, not mobile) to BuzzFeed fell 41 percent. For Fox News, the drop was 48 percent. For the Huffington Post…

    Kieran Dahl/ The Content Strategistin Social- 12 readers -
  • Why Your Brand Needs to Have an Opinion

    … the publications you like to read. Chances are, your interest is rooted in the opinions and perspectives they consistently cover. From The New York Times to Gawker, publishers build loyal audiences by presenting ideas that readers can agree with, disagree with, or just plain contemplate. As humans, we love being told stories that makes us think—that up…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategist- 17 readers -
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