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Oxfeld On Gawker Tenure: ‘I Was Brought In Explicitly To Bring Gawker Back To Its Original Inside-Media Mission, And I Think I Did That’

Gawker’s now-ex-editor Jesse Oxfeld tells FishbowlNY:

“I’ve had an amazing time in this job, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I was brought in a year ago explicitly to bring Gawker back to its original inside-media mission, and I think I did that — while also helping deliver, over the last four months, the site’s best four traffic months ever. My understanding is that it will now be moving in a slightly different direction, and — as I continue to read it regularly, as I have since it launched — I look forward to seeing where the able team of Jessica (Coen) and Alex (Balk) take it. At the moment, I’m enjoying a lovely weekend on the Jersey Shore and the pleasant reality that I won’t have to work tomorrow, and I eagerly look forward to the possibility of having a real job — and, God-willing, maybe even a 401(k) — again.”

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