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- 6 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- 5 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- 14 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- 6 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- 4 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, LittleThings.com, Mashable, Men’s Health, Mental Floss, Mic, mindbodygreen, MLB, Mother Jones, MoviePilot, MTV, National Geographic, NBA, NBC News, New…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 18 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- 13 readers -
  • Why Your Brand Needs to Have an Opinion

    … in your industry. Our co-founder Shane Snow doesn’t believe in content, but he does believe that brands will win if they invest in telling great stories instead of intrusive advertising, and that a combination of great technology and superb creative talent are the keys to actually accomplishing that mission. This belief informs our own content…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategist- 18 readers -
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