TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Nick Denton Says Gawker’s Standards of Publication Are Lower

NBC News correspondent Jamie Gangel recently interviewed Gawker’s Nick Denton for Rock Center.

Gangel presented Denton with words most often used to describe Gawker to find out whether he agrees or not.

Here’s part of that exchange:

Snarky
Yeah

Sexual
Yeah

Nude photos of private parts
If it’s interesting

You report rumors, you don’t always check it out
Yeah

Shameless
Um…yes

Irresponsible
Defined by whom?

Mean
Mean…occasionally

When asked if there is any place he won’t go or if any subject is off limits, he said he doesn’t like to define the answer.

Denton argued that people need to wrap their head around the fact that web publishing is different.

Bottom line:  “…our standards of publication are lower.”

Watch part of the interview.

Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!