Remy Stern, most recently with Gawker, is heading to The New York Post as a digital consultant. Stern left his spot as Gawker’s Editor-in-Chief in November and now he will be reporting to Jesse Angelo.
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Nick Denton just tweeted some big news: A.J. Daulerio has been named the Editor-in-Chief of Gawker, and Tommy Craggs will be succeeding Daulerio as Editor-in-Chief of Deadspin. There is no word as of now what the future holds for Remy Stern, the current Editor-in-Chief of Gawker.
We’ve reached out to Denton, Daulerio and Stern for comment. We’ll update as we learn more.
According to the New York Times, Denton said that Stern will remain at Gawker Media as a consultant, and Daulerio was moved to Gawker to help grow the site. “We need to release the full potential of the site’s excellent roster of writers — and fill out the team with new hires,” wrote Denton in an internal memo. “A.J. has proven himself as both developer and recruiter of editorial talent. That’s what the site needs right now. Hence the switch.”
Stern emailed us the following statement:
When LA Times media critic James Rainey called out Gawker this spring for completely bungling a report about Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s love child, the first reader comment suggested that flight attendant Tammy Tousignant, wrongly tagged by reporter John Cook (pictured) as the mother of the ex-Governor’s love child, should sue the Nick Denton publication. That has now, belatedly, happened.
Tousignant wants a minimum of $10 million from Gawker, the National Enquirer, and UK’s The Daily Mail. In her Orange County Superior Court complaint, she is basically alleging that the extensive correction posted on Gawker in place of the erroneous May 17 item was not nearly enough. Per Rainey’s original report:
I asked Gawker editor-in-chief Remy Stern how the error came about. Stern said the reporter is one of “the very best.” He called the Schwarzenegger story an anomaly.
This week has seen some major changes over at Nick Denton‘s premiere site, Gawker.com. First off: Managing Editor Gabriel Snyder is out after 18 months at the job. In a memo to the staff, Snyder sniffed that he’d be “canned” after leaving the West Coast and writing for The Observer to come work for Denton. Snyder’s replacement will be Remy Stern, the founder of Cityfile.com, which Denton has also acquired. Interesting choice, since Cityfile and Gawker would have at one point seemed to overlap in their respective goals, but as Gawker has widened itself from a New York-centric blog to a more global outreach, Cityfile’s acquisition could represent Denton’s desire to hang on to the old Gawker stake in Manhattan drama. Denton’s official reason for buying up Cityfile was, as he told The Wall Street Journal, “to compete more effectively with reference sites. We and they are in a battle for position in Google search results.”
Meanwhile Weekends Editor Foster Kamer will be leaving his post to take a new position writing with Roy Edroso at The Village Voice‘s Runnin’ Scared blog starting March 1st. Kamer will also be leaving his (week)day job of associate editor at BlackBook. Foster announced his departure on Twitter, claiming it had nothing to do with Snyder being fired and we believe him…we’ve been hearing rumors of The Voice not-so-subtly courting the 25-year old wunderkind for weeks now.
Cityfile, the Remy Stern brainchild launched last July, which aims to keep track of notable New Yorkers, appears to be getting in on the media futures game, also. In an unsigned “exclusive” post Cityfile looks at some numbers and wonders whether Conde Nast’s business title Portfolio is on the rocks.
Since its debut in 2007, Portfolio has struggled to gain subscribers and advertisers, fired editors and hired new ones, changed its cover strategy, and emerged as the perpetual train wreck that media obsessives can’t get enough of. But now we hear things are worse than ever.
Why suddenly worse now, you ask?
We all know “notable” New Yorkers never get tired of hearing about themselves, much as the blogosphere never tires of writing about them. To that end, Gawker is reporting that Cityfile, the brainchild of Remy Stern, has gone live. According to the site, Cityfile aims to be a “guide to the most notable and influential New Yorkers, more than 2,100 people divided into 27 industry categories. The editorial content on the site, which was assembled by a talented team of writers, editors and researchers, is updated regularly.” It’s also home to a blog, Dailyfile, . In case you’re wondering, as far as Cityfile is concerned, there are currently 2109 “notables” residing in New York; at the moment Harvey Weinstein is the “most viewed” media entry.
Contributions are welcome in the form of comments and readers will also be allowed to rate people and upload photos. It appears that not only will entries sometimes include real estate purchase prices and “messy” histories, they may also contain actual current addresses(!). So basically, it’s sort of like Gawker Stalker meets the bathroom wall for the Waverly Inn set.