Gawker

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- 9 readers -
  • Gawker: The Final Chapter

    … Gawker: The Final Chapter After losing its infamous lawsuit against Hulk Hogan and declaring bankruptcy, Gawker Media was purchased for $135 million. While tech media publisher Ziff Davis was an early suitor, the network of blogs under the Gawker banner were purchased by Spanish language TV network Univision. However, after the purchase…

    Greg's Corner- 7 readers -
  • Is Peter Thiel suing Gawker over Donald Trump’s hair?

    … interference” with Ivari’s business relations. As it currently stands, Thiel backed lawsuits are already draining Gawker of all available capital. How much more money does he think that his paid proxies can bleed from an already drained stone and is Donald Trump’s hair really the hill that he wants to die on? In this blogger’s opinion this recent…

    Greg's Corner- 18 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- 11 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- 6 readers -
  • Facebook Extends Instant Articles to All Android Users

    …, Elle, Express, Focus, Handelsblatt, The Huffington Post Germany, MOPO24, N-TV, Promiflash, RP-Online, Spiegel, Sport1, Stern, Tagesschau, Tagesspiegel, WAZ, WELT, Wired, ze.tt, Zeit Ghana: Allsports, Pulse Ghana Israel: Haaretz Italy: Il Corriere della Sera, Il Fatto Quotidiano, Fanpage.it, L’Huffington Post, La Repubblica, La Stampa, Libero…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 31 readers -
  • Why Is Facebook Engagement Suddenly Dropping?

    … the estimated total monthly interactions (i.e., comments, likes, shares) for The New York Times since May: Here’s that same data for Gawker: And for Refinery29: Seeing a trend? Almost without exception—seriously, plug any publisher into SumoRank—total engagement on Facebook is down since May. You could argue that this is an obvious result…

    Kieran Dahl/ The Content Strategistin Social- 18 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- 20 readers -
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