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 Silicon Valley but is present in cities around the world. The Next Web has carved out a niche as a tech publication with a more global outlook, hosing its mainstay conference in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. It boasts an editorial team everywhere from “Thailand to Nashville to Dubai.” Index is currently in private beta with just under 500 users…

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

    … in which you have to compete with BuzzFeed. That’s what Nick Denton seemed to be getting at in his recent memo to Gawker staff. He essentially copped to trying to out-BuzzFeed BuzzFeed. Exactly. There’s only one pole there. Whoever is rushing to the bottom is where everybody has to go. So journalism suffers here. The best journalism functions…

    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

    … expect that it’s going to get shared publicly…I’m glad I’ve been gossiped about. It’s liberating. I have nothing to fear anymore. It makes you realize, everyone’s human.” Own your own story Denton: “People are talking about you anyway. So you might as well get out ahead of the story. Own your own narrative, before you can be outed.” Vanity Fair…

    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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