Gaby Dunn interviewed James Deen before he was on screen with Lindsay Lohan. She basically stalked Stephen Colbert until she got some questions in. And, perhaps most germane to her newest job, she grilled internet celebrity Julia Segal.
Since then, the newest hire by The Daily Dot, the so-called “internet newspaper” based in Austin, has freelanced for The New York Times Magazine and Cosmopolitan and served as a staff editor for Thought Catalog.
The Manhattan-based writer will be the fifth New York staffer for The Daily Dot, which churns out the sort of millennial-geared feature stories on internet culture and viral news that might appear on BuzzFeed, Gawker or the less personally confessional posts of Thought Catalog.
She will work under the site’s inaugural New York correspondent, assigning editor Cooper Fleishman. Two other reporters and a software data engineer live in the city, too.
“The site is run the way that I remember newsrooms are run,” she told FishbowlNY in an interview. “I can do my daily duties, then there’s a lot of encouragement to do longer stuff.”