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Gawker Responds to Rape Gif Problem with New Commenting System - Posted August 13, 2014
Gawker Media has implemented a new commenting system that it hopes will curtail the problem of users leaving rape gifs in comment sections. The new system only displays comments from approved Gawker users. In order to see every comment, you will now have to click "see all." Jezebel staffers had penned an... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Responds to Rape Gif Problem with New Commenting System - Posted August 13, 2014
Gawker Media has implemented a new commenting system that it hopes will curtail the problem of users leaving rape gifs in comment sections. The new system only displays comments from approved Gawker users. In order to see every comment, you will now have to click "see all." Jezebel staffers had penned an... [FishbowlNY]

Jezebel Calls Out Gawker for Rape Gif Problem - Posted August 11, 2014
The staffers of Jezebel have called out parent company Gawker Media for failing to address a problem in which an anonymous user posts "gifs of violent pornography" in the site's comments section. In a post ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jezebel Calls Out Gawker for Rape Gif Problem - Posted August 11, 2014
The staffers of Jezebel have called out parent company Gawker Media for failing to address a problem in which an anonymous user posts "gifs of violent pornography" in the site's comments section. In a post ... [FishbowlNY]

Jezebel Staffers Disappointed with New Editor - Posted July 7, 2014
Jezebel's incoming editor -- Emma Carmichael -- doesn't start until September, but she's already involved in some drama. According to Capital New York, several of Jezebel's staffers are upset that Carmichael (who is white) ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jezebel Staffers Disappointed with New Editor - Posted July 7, 2014
Jezebel's incoming editor -- Emma Carmichael -- doesn't start until September, but she's already involved in some drama. According to Capital New York, several of Jezebel's staffers are upset that Carmichael (who is white) ... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker Media 'Kegerator' Has Its Own Website - Posted June 9, 2014
There's an interesting factoid in the latest bit of press for Queens-based and now bi-coastal company Joyride Coffee Distributors. According to freelance Post contributor ... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Media 'Kegerator' Has Its Own Website - Posted June 9, 2014
There's an interesting factoid in the latest bit of press for Queens-based and now bi-coastal company Joyride Coffee Distributors. According to freelance Post contributor ... [FishbowlNY]

Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker - Posted January 27, 2014
Quentin Tarantino -- the man responsible for bringing us great films like Reservoir Dogs and awful films like Death Proof -- is suing Gawker Media. According to Deadline, Tarantino filed ... [Fishbowl NY]

Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker - Posted January 27, 2014
Quentin Tarantino -- the man responsible for bringing us great films like Reservoir Dogs and awful films like Death Proof -- is suing Gawker Media. According to Deadline, Tarantino filed ... [FishbowlNY]

Nick Denton to Marry in May - Posted January 16, 2014
Nick Denton is getting hitched. The New York Post reports that Denton, the man behind the Gawker Media empire, will marry ... [Fishbowl NY]

Nick Denton to Marry in May - Posted January 16, 2014
Nick Denton is getting hitched. The New York Post reports that Denton, the man behind the Gawker Media empire, will marry ... [FishbowlNY]

Joel Johnson Named Gawker Media Editorial Director - Posted December 4, 2013
Joel Johnson, founder of Consumerist and former editor of Gizmodo and Kotaku, has been named editorial director of Gawker Media. Johnson had most recently served as an editor-at-large for Gawker. He has previously served as an editor at Boing Boing, Wired... [Fishbowl NY]

Joel Johnson Named Gawker Media Editorial Director - Posted December 4, 2013
Joel Johnson, founder of Consumerist and former editor of Gizmodo and Kotaku, has been named editorial director of Gawker Media. Johnson had most recently served as an editor-at-large for Gawker. He has previously served as an editor at Boing Boing, Wired... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker Launches Redesign, Readers Hate It - Posted August 16, 2013
Gawker Media has revamped its website layout once again, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Launches Redesign, Readers Hate It - Posted August 16, 2013
Gawker Media has revamped its website layout once again, ... [FishbowlNY]

Nick Denton Talks to Nieman About Gawker Media's 'Most Significant' Tech Investment - Posted July 25, 2013
It rhymes with "ninja" and Denton tells Nieman Lab's Adrienne LaFrance that for the past year, a team of 30 full-time tech staffers has been working hard to integrate it across Gawker Media properties. Tonight, that Kinja coolness is being f... [Fishbowl NY]

Nick Denton Talks to Nieman About Gawker Media's 'Most Significant' Tech Investment - Posted July 25, 2013
It rhymes with "ninja" and Denton tells Nieman Lab's Adrienne LaFrance that for the past year, a team of 30 full-time tech staffers has been working hard to integrate it across Gawker Media properties. Tonight, that Kinja coolness is being f... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker's Crackstarter Campaign is Over - Posted July 19, 2013
Gawker's Rob Ford Crackstarter campaign is officially over. When it first started, we wondered here why readers shou... [TVSpy]

Interns Sue Gawker for Unpaid Wages - Posted June 24, 2013
Three former Gawker interns are suing Gawker Media, claiming that the company broke the minimum wage law. Bloomberg reports that the filing claims the interns worked for Gakwer -- writing and editing ... [Fishbowl NY]

Interns Sue Gawker for Unpaid Wages - Posted June 24, 2013
Three former Gawker interns are suing Gawker Media, claiming that the company broke the minimum wage law. Bloomberg reports that the filing claims the interns worked for Gakwer -- writing and editing ... [FishbowlNY]

What You Can Learn From Profitable New Media Companies - Posted May 28, 2013
It ain't easy being in the media business these days, or so they say. There are in fact lots of people allegedly, or actually, raking in digital dollars, according to this ... [10,000 Words]

Nick Denton in Fleshbot Payment Dispute - Posted May 1, 2013
Nick Denton wants his porn money. The head of Gawker Media has filed papers with New York's Supreme Court claiming that he still hasn't been paid for the sale of Fleshbot, the porntastic site that used to be under the Ga... [Fishbowl NY]

Nick Denton in Fleshbot Payment Dispute - Posted May 1, 2013
Nick Denton wants his porn money. The head of Gawker Media has filed papers with New York's Supreme Court claiming that he still hasn't been paid for the sale of Fleshbot, the porntastic site that used to be under the Ga... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker's Kinja Platform: Please Don't Make Me Blog For You - Posted April 24, 2013
It finally happened. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a bit of a Gawker groupie and I've been waiting for the rollout of Kinja on all of their sites. Not because I am an avid commente... [TVSpy]

Nick Denton Explains Google, Probably Hates This Headline Because It's Too Long - Posted April 11, 2013
Nick Denton, the man behind the Gawker Media empire, schooled some people today. Pay attention now, students. The First Lesson: Headlines 101, Bitch. Denton sent a memo (as... [Fishbowl NY]

Nick Denton Explains Google, Probably Hates This Headline Because It's Too Long - Posted April 11, 2013
Nick Denton, the man behind the Gawker Media empire, schooled some people today. Pay attention now, students. The First Lesson: Headlines 101, Bitch. Denton sent a memo (as... [FishbowlNY]

Gaby Darbyshire, Veteran of Gawker Media, Departs Company - Posted March 5, 2013
Gaby Darbyshire has left Gawker Media. Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media, had been with the company since 2004. Prior to her time at Gawker she helped launch Oriel Wines in 2003. While details as to what Darbyshire will do next are scarce, she ... [Fishbowl NY]

Gaby Darbyshire, Veteran of Gawker Media, Departs Company - Posted March 5, 2013
Gaby Darbyshire has left Gawker Media. Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media, had been with the company since 2004. Prior to her time at Gawker she helped launch Oriel Wines in 2003. While details as to what Darbyshire will do next are scarce, she ... [FishbowlNY]

Gizmodo Gets a TV Show - Posted March 4, 2013
Gizmodo, the tech blog from Gawker Media, is coming to your TV sets. On Monday, March 18th, at 10:20 pm, "Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers" will debut on BBC America. The hour-long special will feature gadget reviews (duh) and is hosted by Joel Johnson... [Fishbowl NY]

Gizmodo Gets a TV Show - Posted March 4, 2013
Gizmodo, the tech blog from Gawker Media, is coming to your TV sets. On Monday, March 18th, at 10:20 pm, "Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers" will debut on BBC America. The hour-long special will feature gadget reviews (duh) and is hosted by Joel Johnson... [FishbowlNY]

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Gawker Media, Mediaite, HuffPost, BuzzFeed [Update] - Posted October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy hit the city hard, and along with flooding and devastation, several media companies saw their sites go down. All Gawker Media sites, Mediaite, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed were down at some point as Sandy made its way across land. The source of the outage is flooding at Datagram, which... [FishbowlLA]

Deadspin Criticizes Bleacher Report for Being Like Deadspin [Update] - Posted October 3, 2012
Most sports fan know that Bleacher Report is a site filled with mostly unintelligent content created in such a way that it garners the most page views possible. Almost every post is either a giant exaggerati... [Fishbowl NY]

Deadspin Criticizes Bleacher Report for Being Like Deadspin [Update] - Posted October 3, 2012
Most sports fan know that Bleacher Report is a site filled with mostly unintelligent content created in such a way that it garners the most page views possible. Almost every post is either a giant exaggerati... [FishbowlNY]

Revolving Door: Changes at OWN, 'HGTV Magazine,' and More - Posted March 20, 2012
Oprah Winfrey's OWN has announced a number of big changes. First we ... [PRNewser]

Gawker to Give Power to Commenters - Posted March 12, 2012
Nick Denton told people gathered at a South By Southwest event yesterday that Gawker Media is going to revamp its commenting system within the next few months. The plan? Give commenters -- wh... [FishbowlLA]

Gawker to Give Power to Commenters - Posted March 12, 2012
Nick Denton told people gathered at a South By Southwest event yesterday that Gawker Media is going to revamp its commenting system within the next few months. The plan? Give commenters -- wh... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker to Give Power to Commenters - Posted March 12, 2012
Nick Denton told people gathered at a South By Southwest event yesterday that Gawker Media is going to revamp its commenting system within the next few months. The plan? Give commenters -- wh... [FishbowlNY]

Gizmodo Bans its Own Editor for Insulting Commenters - Posted January 25, 2012
Jesus Diaz, an editor for Gizmodo, has been banned from commenting on the site. In a post titled, "I Just Banned Jesus Diaz," Gizmodo's Editor-in-Chief, Jo... [Fishbowl NY]

Gizmodo Bans its Own Editor for Insulting Commenters - Posted January 25, 2012
Jesus Diaz, an editor for Gizmodo, has been banned from commenting on the site. In a post titled, "I Just Banned Jesus Diaz," Gizmodo's Editor-in-Chief, Jo... [FishbowlNY]

Nick Denton's Change of Heart - Posted January 6, 2012
Gawker Media's Nick Denton has been doing some soul-searching. In the memo to his staff that's been making the web rounds, he wrote: Relentless and cynical traffic-trawling is bad for the soul. Yes, I just said that. Irony ... [Fishbowl NY]

Nick Denton's Change of Heart - Posted January 6, 2012
Gawker Media's Nick Denton has been doing some soul-searching. In the memo to his staff that's been making the web rounds, he wrote: Relentless and cynical traffic-trawling is bad for the soul. Yes, I just said that. Irony ... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker Media Puts Fleshbot.com Up for Sale - Posted November 17, 2011
Anyone in the market for a porn blog? If you screamed "Yes!" First, calm down, you probably scared your dog, and second -- we have some good news for you: Gawker Media has put Fleshbot.com (link NSFW, unless your boss is creepy) up for sal... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Media Puts Fleshbot.com Up for Sale - Posted November 17, 2011
Anyone in the market for a porn blog? If you screamed "Yes!" First, calm down, you probably scared your dog, and second -- we have some good news for you: Gawker Media has put Fleshbot.com (link NSFW, unless your boss is creepy) up for sal... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker's Nick Denton on Boredom, Commenters, and Niche Audiences - Posted November 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_30292" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="An image from Deadspin's Tiger Woods coverage."][/caption] Gawker Media founder Nick De... [PRNewser]

Brian Lam Departs Gizmodo - Posted June 22, 2011
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 t... [FishbowlLA]

Nick Denton Fights Back Reports that Gawker Media's Traffic Has Plummeted Since Redesign - Posted April 20, 2011
Earlier this month, we noted that Gawker Media's traffic had been steadily declining since the redesign. Have things turned around since? Not according to the Atlantic, which dug in a bit further today and reported... [Fishbowl NY]

Nick Denton Fights Back Reports that Gawker Media's Traffic Has Plummeted Since Redesign - Posted April 20, 2011
Earlier this month, we noted that Gawker Media's traffic had been steadily declining since the redesign. Have things turned around since? Not according to the Atlantic, which dug in a bit further today and reported... [FishbowlNY]

New York Post Slams Denton, Gawker Media - Posted December 14, 2010
Unless you've been living under a rock (no offense to worms, you do you) you've heard about the Gawker Media empire being hacked. Today ... [Fishbowl NY]

New York Post Slams Denton, Gawker Media - Posted December 14, 2010
Unless you've been living under a rock (no offense to worms, you do you) you've heard about the Gawker Media empire being hacked. Today ... [FishbowlNY]

VP of Sales Chris Batty, Director of Sales Michael Cascio Leaving Gawker Media - Posted November 30, 2010
There was some batty news out of Gawker Media: Chris Batty news, to be specific. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Abrams On His Latest Site: Geekosystem To Cover Everything From Gamma Ray Bursts To Zelda - Posted January 25, 2010
When MSNBC's Dan Abrams launched Mediaite.com last July, it raised a host of questions: what was the media news site's relationship to Abra... [Fishbowl NY]

Abrams On His Latest Site: Geekosystem To Cover Everything From Gamma Ray Bursts To Zelda - Posted January 25, 2010
When MSNBC's Dan Abrams launched Mediaite.com last July, it raised a host of questions: what was the media news site's relationship to Abra... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker Values Uniques For 2010 - Posted January 5, 2010
After cutting back in 2008, Gawker Media rebounded in 2009. And as revenues climbed, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Values Uniques For 2010 - Posted January 5, 2010
After cutting back in 2008, Gawker Media rebounded in 2009. And as revenues climbed, ... [FishbowlNY]

The Business Insider Continues Its Content Sharing Conquest - Posted December 7, 2009
Don't be alarmed if you start to see articles from The Atlantic's Megan McArdle reprinted in full on another Web site. It's just ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Business Insider Continues Its Content Sharing Conquest - Posted December 7, 2009
Don't be alarmed if you start to see articles from The Atlantic's Megan McArdle reprinted in full on another Web site. It's just ... [FishbowlNY]

More On Gawker Media's Full-Time Status - Posted December 3, 2009
Monday morning Nick Denton announced that for the first time ever, Gawker Media writers would have the opportunity to become full-time employees instead of freelancers. Ostensibly good news in this win... [Fishbowl NY]

More On Gawker Media's Full-Time Status - Posted December 3, 2009
Monday morning Nick Denton announced that for the first time ever, Gawker Media writers would have the opportunity to become full-time employees instead of freelancers. Ostensibly good news in this win... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Gets More Time|Hachette Moves|Forbes May Sell HQ For $55M|Two Memos|Daily Beast-ers "Happy As Clams" - Posted December 2, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Gets More Time|Hachette Moves|Forbes May Sell HQ For $55M|Two Memos|Daily Beast-ers "Happy As Clams" - Posted December 2, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlNY]

A Deeper Look At Gawker's Full-Time Move - Posted December 2, 2009
Our sister blog MediaJobsDaily did some digging into the recent news that Gawker Media ... [Fishbowl NY]

A Deeper Look At Gawker's Full-Time Move - Posted December 2, 2009
Our sister blog MediaJobsDaily did some digging into the recent news that Gawker Media ... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker Offers Writers Full-Time Employment - Posted November 30, 2009
Writing as a "career" isn't easy, in part due to the fact that no company will let you treat it like one. Journalism, whether it be for an online publication or traditional print media, is no longer considered a full-time job, even when it is. From freelancers to permalancers to contractors,... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Offers Writers Full-Time Employment - Posted November 30, 2009
Writing as a "career" isn't easy, in part due to the fact that no company will let you treat it like one. Journalism, whether it be for an online publication or traditional print media, is no longer considered a full-time job, even when it is. From freelancers to permalancers to contractors,... [FishbowlNY]

Another Point Of View On Sex Tapes, Gawker and Fair Use - Posted November 16, 2009
The McSteamy sex tape was the scandal of the summer, and the copyright lawsuit filed by actors Eric Dane and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Another Point Of View On Sex Tapes, Gawker and Fair Use - Posted November 16, 2009
The McSteamy sex tape was the scandal of the summer, and the copyright lawsuit filed by actors Eric Dane and ... [FishbowlNY]

GawkerTV Launches With Intern Workforce, Optimistic About Ad Sales - Posted November 3, 2009
Today's launch of Gawker.TV is the product of Richard Blakeley's three years as Nick Denton's video editor. Now the This Is Why You're Fat co-autho... [Fishbowl NY]

GawkerTV Launches With Intern Workforce, Optimistic About Ad Sales - Posted November 3, 2009
Today's launch of Gawker.TV is the product of Richard Blakeley's three years as Nick Denton's video editor. Now the This Is Why You're Fat co-autho... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker Media At Center Of Ad Sales Scam|Heather John Leaves Bon App|WSJ Reveals New Euro Plans|Sulzberger And The Titanic - Posted October 27, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Media At Center Of Ad Sales Scam|Heather John Leaves Bon App|WSJ Reveals New Euro Plans|Sulzberger And The Titanic - Posted October 27, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker Launches Open Forums - Posted October 15, 2009
Gawker Media has unveiled a new feature across its nine blogs, creating a space where readers can leave comments and initiate discussions beyond the reach of moderators. Now, Gawker's blogs have a tip submission box at the top that is as large as the blog's logo, inviting readers to submit content... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Launches Open Forums - Posted October 15, 2009
Gawker Media has unveiled a new feature across its nine blogs, creating a space where readers can leave comments and initiate discussions beyond the reach of moderators. Now, Gawker's blogs have a tip submission box at the top that is as large as the blog's logo, inviting readers to submit content... [FishbowlNY]

A Legal Point Of View On The Gawker Sex Tape Lawsuit - Posted September 25, 2009
The copyright infringement lawsuit against Gawker Media filed earlier this week by celebrities ... [Fishbowl NY]

A Legal Point Of View On The Gawker Sex Tape Lawsuit - Posted September 25, 2009
The copyright infringement lawsuit against Gawker Media filed earlier this week by celebrities ... [FishbowlNY]

Celebrity Scandals Rock The Menu On This Steamy Fall Thursday - Posted September 24, 2009
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Celebrity Scandals Rock The Menu On This Steamy Fall Thursday - Posted September 24, 2009
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Attack On Former Gawker-Owned Site Crashes Server - Posted August 4, 2009
Yesterday, our colleagues at AgencySpy floated some ideas as to why Gawker Media's blogs were experiencing slowness and technical difficulties over the last few days. One theo... [Fishbowl NY]

Attack On Former Gawker-Owned Site Crashes Server - Posted August 4, 2009
Yesterday, our colleagues at AgencySpy floated some ideas as to why Gawker Media's blogs were experiencing slowness and technical difficulties over the last few days. One theo... [FishbowlNY]

Denton: Gawker Revenues Actually Up 45 Percent This Year - Posted July 27, 2009
Earlier this month, Gawker Media overlord Nick Denton ... [Fishbowl NY]

Denton: Gawker Revenues Actually Up 45 Percent This Year - Posted July 27, 2009
Earlier this month, Gawker Media overlord Nick Denton ... [FishbowlNY]

With A 35 Percent Increase In Ad Revenues, Gawker Reinstates Pageview Bonuses - Posted July 10, 2009
Last year was a tough one for Gawker Media. But as publisher Nick Denton told Nieman Journalism Lab yesterday, ... [Fishbowl NY]

With A 35 Percent Increase In Ad Revenues, Gawker Reinstates Pageview Bonuses - Posted July 10, 2009
Last year was a tough one for Gawker Media. But as publisher Nick Denton told Nieman Journalism Lab yesterday, ... [FishbowlNY]

The Bloodcopy Blog Controversy|New Yorker's Unique Cover|Shuttered East West To Relaunch|AOL's Shields Departs|Newspaper Association's Montly Mag Goes Digital - Posted May 26, 2009
AgencySpy: The Bloodcopy blog controversy that arose this weekend ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Bloodcopy Blog Controversy|New Yorker's Unique Cover|Shuttered East West To Relaunch|AOL's Shields Departs|Newspaper Association's Montly Mag Goes Digital - Posted May 26, 2009
AgencySpy: The Bloodcopy blog controversy that arose this weekend ... [FishbowlNY]

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