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

    … 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- 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- 17 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- 7 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

    …, The Huffington Post India, The Quint, Zee News Europe, Middle East, and Africa Austria: OE24 France: 20 Minutes France, Demotivateur, Groupe Altice Média with L’Express, Groupe Cerise with Ohmymag and Gentside, L’Equipe, Lagardère Active with Paris Match, Le Parisien, Les Echos Germany: Bento, Berliner Morgenpost, BILD, Bravo, Bunte, Chip, Cosmopolitan…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 21 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- 14 readers -
  • Why Your Brand Needs to Have an Opinion

    … the stories that were born from disagreement. Although we all believe in the same basic principles as Shane, every person on our team has slightly different views on the future of media and marketing. I’m a little more fanatically bullish on the future of chat apps and platforms in general than Shane or Sam Slaughter, our VP of content; Dillon Baker, our…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategist- 18 readers -
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