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 For years after starting Gawker Media in 2002, Nick Denton ran the company out of his apartment in Soho.
Posts about Nick Denton
  • 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- 15 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- 17 readers -
  • Publishers cool on outsourcing community to Facebook

    … their journalism,” said Greg Barber, director of digital news projects at The Washington Post. “It’s really a CMS for users.” Barber said that one of the issues with many current commenting systems is that they don’t give readers the sense that their contributions are important and have long-term value. If publishers don’t signal to readers…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digidayin Social Facebook Twitter- 5 readers -
  • Nick Denton and Michael Wolff square off on privacy, journalism

    … has a “courtesy brush” for celebrities Wolff: “I had a Vanity Fair piece. I knew it would be a problem. I asked Graydon Carter, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’ He said, ‘Go for it.’ I came back and Graydon read it and he said, ‘Great. But let’s take the courtesy brush through it.’ This is never a black and white when it comes to celebrities…

    Lucia Moses/ Digiday- 6 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- 2 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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