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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.16.10
Gawker Buys Cityfile, Ousts Editor; Sun Sets on East WestFebruary 16, 2010
For reasons he doesn't understand, Gabriel Snyder is out at Gawker. The move stems from Gawker Media's first-ever purchase. Nick Denton's company bought Cityfile and announced editor Remy Stern will take over as editor-in-chief of Gawker. (mediabistro.com's parent company, WebMediaBrands, also pursued Stern's site.) Denton offered Snyder a temporary position of assistant managing editor, but he smartly declined. In a post on Friday, the outgoing EIC discussed the site's record traffic and ended his inspired missive with the sentence, "So onward." Ironically, Gawker will continue going forward without Snyder, although ...