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’

    … who is actually doing things right? I think several publications are essential and, at their best, do great work. Techmeme would be in really bad shape without the top 10 to 15 publications, [like TechCrunch and VentureBeat]. This isn’t to say their stories are uniformly great. A fair portion of the stories on most of these sites are unexceptional…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digiday- 17 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- 17 readers -
  • Michael Wolff on digital media in 2015: ‘A deluge of crap’

    … Talking with Michael Wolff is not for the faint of heart. An observer in an industry not lacking for observers, Wolff stands out for his atonal proclamations and occasionally flaky relationship with facts. In an interview with Digiday last year, the outspoken USA Today and Hollywood Reporter columnist said the state of digital media was “pretty…

    Brian Braiker/ Digiday- 18 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- 6 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- 7 readers -
  • Nick Denton to Gawker’s VC-stuffed competitors: You’re drunk

    … notes, is that the media industry is about to be “eaten” by software, as VC Marc Andreessen has predicted. The media ecosystem is no exception; in fact it is crying out for simplification and streamlining through software. If there’s any eating to be done, we’ll be one of the companies around the table. At stake is not just our own long-term future…

    Brian Morrissey/ Digiday- 3 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- 13 readers -
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