Valleywag

Valleywag is a Gawker Media blog with gossip and news about Silicon Valley personalities. It was initially launched under the direction of editor Nick Douglas in February 2006. After Douglas was fired, the blog was taken over by Owen Thomas. Thomas himself left in May 2009, to be replaced by Ryan Tate. It was the first to break some stories, such as the leaking of a Gene Simmons sex tape. However, it has been criticized for broadcasting unsubstantiated and damaging gossip about people who are not in the public eye, such as a college intern who falsely called in sick to work and had it publicized across the Internet by Valleywag.
Posts about Valleywag
  • Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera on tech media: ‘A lot of intellectual dishonesty’

    … critiques, but things seem to be going in a very different direction now with Dan Lyons. I think Valleywag as a concept will always have a place in tech media. As booming tech companies continue to vacuum up more dollars and more of our data, our need for watchdogs only expands, and an outfit as independent as Gawker is well positioned to play a role…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digiday- 18 readers -
  • The Top 10 Brand Editors of 2014

    …. Roth earned a B.S. in Journalism, Economics, and Linguistics from Northwestern University. He has written and edited for Forbes, Fortune, WIRED, and Condé Nast Portfolio. Robert Sperl — Editorial Director, The Red Bulletin Red Bull Media House’s content marketing efforts—live music, video games, streaming events, an immersive app, an original…

    Yael Grauer/ The Content Strategistin Content- 37 readers -
  • GamerGate presents brands with touch choices

    … several other advertisers which have been inundated with requests that they, too, cease advertising with Gawker, and would like to distance themselves from the controversy. Today, Gawker said that Biddle would be taking a monthlong “sabbatical” while he move from his Valleywag co-editor job to a senior writer role at Gawker. That brands…

    John Mcdermott/ Digiday- 12 readers -