The Awl’s 2015 year-end essays are about those machines: the things they made; the ways they could have been stopped. Pieces will be published daily until the year finally gives up. Contributions this year are from Carrie Frye, Rachel Monroe, Kevin Nguyen, Laura June, Lindsay Robertson, Bijan Stephen, Casey Johnston, …
Killing a few minutes, I glanced through the comments to Dayna’s Medium post and saw where Rosena Sammi had linked an interview she had done with Heather Dietrick, Gawker’s President and General Counsel for A Lawyer’s Life.
I don’t know if it’s icing on the cake, but do you remember all the people calling out Gawker and John Cook for trying to pay a gang member for the Rob Ford video? Today he was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to trafficking in guns and cocaine.
Apologies for continuing to post about all this, but I’m one of those terrible “former journalist who loves navel-gazing journalism stories” people. However, rather than constantly posting a new story every time someone posts something about Gawkergate (Gawkerpocalypse? Gawkerghazi?), I figure I’d just wrangle a…
Gabriel Sherman at New York Magazine has an update on the latest at
the Springfield Tire Fire Gawker Media.
As one might imagine, there are quite a few stories about the Gawker vote.
Here are a few via Twitter.
Caitlin Petre’s comparison of how Gawker and the New York Times use audience metrics for Columbia Journalism’s Tow Center is a long, but interesting read for anyone wanting to nerd-out on Gawker, media, blogging and the Kinja platform.
In December, following the company's all-hands meeting, I sent an email to Nick Denton (Founder and CEO), Heather Dietrick (President), Scott Kidder (VP, Operations), Tommy Craggs (Executive Editor), and Lacey Donohue (Executive Managing Editor) about the responsibility the company has to diversity.
I don't have a Google Alert set for Gawker Media news. Maybe I should, but at some point I still often see things and especially when I have something to say, I'll post. I hope others will do the same. This time I don't (except maybe to point toward his frankness) and I'm a couple of days late, but here's a link.
Biddle asked how much the company was spending on its content management system Kinja, and Denton replied that it was about five times as much as his tweets had cost the company, leading to laughter from the audience.
Thanks to comments from Clay Aiken and another round of stolen celebrity nudes, Gawker and Jezebel have both revisited the subject and this has prompted more cries of "remember Hulk Hogan", while the McSteamy thing must have been before most commenter's time.
Affiliate links and sponsored posts have been the only way to monetize Kinja. In my exchange with A.J. Daulerio regarding Ratter, we touched upon the fact that an alternative revenue source would have to be developed for sites built upon the platform and by all appearances, they're beginning to experiment with the…
Today is both Nick Denton's and Elizabeth Spiers' wedding. Of course they're not marrying each other, Nick is betrothed to Derrence Washington and Elizabeth to Jotham Sederstrom, but between them, a Who's Who of New York media will be busy.