Nick Denton

Nick Denton, born August 24, 1966, is a British journalist and internet entrepreneur, the founder and proprietor of the blog collective Gawker Media, and the managing editor of the New York-based Gawker.com. For years after starting Gawker Media in 2002, Nick Denton ran the company out of his apartment in Soho.
Posts about Nick Denton
  • Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera on tech media: ‘A lot of intellectual dishonesty’

    … or undifferentiated write-ups of news. But taken as whole, they’re irreplaceable publications. You tweeted a few days ago that you’re “guardedly optimistic” about the things Nick Denton and Ev Williams have said about quality over pageviews. Why “guardedly”? In the case of Gawker, skepticism is in order because the company was built around…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digiday- 19 readers -
  • The Next Web joins startup database fray

    … to being a tech company. Gawker’s Nick Denton has struggled to get his Kinja platform to gain traction. And Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media has shared its intention to use technology development to fund the company’s journalism. But it, too, has struggled to get its technology operation off the ground. “It’s very hard for media companies to get…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 21 readers -
  • Michael Wolff on digital media in 2015: ‘A deluge of crap’

    …: A year ago you said the state of digital media was “pretty damn bleak.” What’s your assessment at the end of 2014? It still looks bleak. The interesting thing is there is a sort of coming-to-terms with it. Many people are starting to say, “What actually does this add up to?” The New Republic thing was an interesting tipping point of suddenly people…

    Brian Braiker/ Digiday- 19 readers -
  • Publishers cool on outsourcing community to Facebook

    … engagement and give readers more powerful tools to be part of ongoing conversations. In a similar vein, Gawker has staked its future on Kinja, a publishing platform meant to dissolve the line between Gawker readers and its writers. CEO Nick Denton said that Kinja is Gawker’s “model for the future of independent media.” Other publishers…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digidayin Social Facebook Twitter- 8 readers -
  • Nick Denton and Michael Wolff square off on privacy, journalism

    … When Gawker founder Nick Denton and media critic-provocateur Michael Wolff get in a room together, things are bound to get interesting. The two talked privacy in the digital age to an audience of aspiring young journalists at The Hewitt School in New York Friday morning. Excerpts: There’s no online privacy Denton: “Every single email I write, I…

    Lucia Moses/ Digiday- 8 readers -
  • Nick Denton to Gawker’s VC-stuffed competitors: You’re drunk

    … Gawker Media boss Nick Denton has a contradictory view of the state of media. It is undeniably being swamped by tech changes and yet all around him he sees venture capital-fueled madness based on that very premise. In a memo Denton sent this afternoon to Gawker’s 280 employees to announce its new office space in New York and Budapest, he…

    Brian Morrissey/ Digiday- 5 readers -
  • #1 Best Piece Of Blogging Advice Ever

    … content in order to keep you motivated and showing up. Gawker Media’s Nick Denton, one of the early blogging trailblazers, made this point at last November’s Business Insider Conference – “To build a company to flip or sell it isn’t a good reason. You need to have a higher goal. Gawker’s goal is to expose stuff. Money is a by-product of success…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohen- 18 readers -
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