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- 18 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- 18 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- 18 readers -
  • Publishers cool on outsourcing community to Facebook

    … relationships with them. “It’s really important to maintain some sort of ownership on those conversations,” said John Longbottom, editor at the English magazine Kerrang!“As great as Facebook is, we need to keep people on the site to bring in more revenue. That’s the black and white of it.” Longbottom said that Kerrang’s audience, which skews younger, has…

    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- 14 readers -
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