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Brian Lam Departs Gizmodo

Brian Lam, the Editor-in-Chief for Gawker Media’s technology site Gizmodo, is leaving after five years. His farewell post didn’t say much, but The New York Times managed to gain access to a memo from Nick Denton about Lam’s departure:

A very quick note to let you know about a big change at Gizmodo before the news hits externally: Brian Lam is leaving the site after five years.

Having moved to the New York office, Joe Brown — another Wired veteran — is taking over as editor in chief at the end of the month. Matt Buchanan will be deputy editor.

Brian is writing up a post on Gizmodo. But let me just say this: Brian’s editorial flair and empathetic management are inspirational. He’s put together the best technology team on the Web. It’s hard to imagine Gizmodo without him; but it will always carry his DNA.

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Gawker and New York Times Writers Get Together for ‘Page One’ Screening Party

Gawker Media and Magnolia Pictures plan to hold a private screening of “Page One,” the documentary on the New York Times, Adweek reports. The screening will be on the rooftop of Gawker’s Manhattan office, and will be followed by a panel featuring the filmmaker Andrew Rossi, as well as The Atlantic’s Michael Hirschorn, Gizmodo’s Brian Lam, and the two stars of the film: Times media writers David Carr and Brian Stelter.

What’s curious about this crowd is that Gawker, along with The Huffington Post and WikiLeaks, is portrayed in the film as a threat to the Times, particularly with regard to Gawker head Nick Denton‘s page view obsession. And the same goes for The Atlantic‘s Hirshhorn: his essay “End Times: Can America’s paper of record survive the death of newsprint? Can journalism?” is also featured in the film.

Glad all of these major media factions could put their differences aside and come together for what is sure to be a fascinating panel on the state of journalism. Too bad Julian Assange and Arianna Huffington aren’t making appearances as well. FishbowlNY editors have likewise not been asked to appear, but we’re sure that’s just a temporary oversight on their part.