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Posts Tagged ‘Jalopnik’

Jalopnik Pounces on Automotive Journalist’s Private Facebook Share

According to the Autoblog bio, European editor Noah Joseph came to automotive journalism after several years as a public affairs consultant. Over the weekend, thanks to Jalponik writer Travis Okulski, a portion of Joseph’s Facebook affairs have been made very public.

TravisOkulskiByline_12_12Joseph’s musing about auto industry events swag was posted in ”Automotive Industry,” an invite-only Facebook group. So from our perspective, it’s not so much about the uproar as it is about whether Okulski, writing for a direct competitor, should have screen-grabbed something posted within such a realm’s confines? (Our answer, fyi, is: no.) From the Jalopnik item:

Most auto journalists are members, and the discussions are usually trite, meaningless pablum like the food being bad at the Kia Sorrento event or self-serving announcements on how they’re moving from the St. Louis Tribune to the St. Louis Star.

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At Gawker, Traffic Graphs Only Tell Part Of The Story

Yesterday, Gawker‘s Nick Denton boasted about the tremendous revenue growth his company had experienced during the first half of the year, despite the recession.

Denton also published some graphs showing weekly traffic at his company’s sites since May 2007. All of them seem to be trending up or flat throughout 2009, except for auto site Jalopnik, which peaked early in the year and has been dropping off ever since.

Denton attributed the fall off to the Detroit Auto Show. “It produces a huge spike at the start of the year. (And a dip, afterwards.)” he told us via email. “It’s like an election distorts the numbers for political sites.”

He also sent us this helpful chart, which shows that Jalopnik’s traffic has actually almost doubled over the last year, although it missed its target for June by 10 percent.

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Looks like there is lots to celebrate at Gawker these days. And, word on the street is they’re hiring, after just announcing the addition of former LA Times Web Editor Richard Rushfield as West Coast editor for Gawker’s flagship site. If you’re job hunting right now, Nick Denton might be good person to introduce yourself to.

Update: Jalopnik editor Ray Wert tells us they’ve just hired “top-notch writing talent” John Krewson, a founding writer at The Onion, as deputy editor for the auto blog.