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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:



Nude photos of private parts
If it’s interesting

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


Defined by whom?


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.

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