Gabriel Sherman at New York Magazine has an update on the latest at
the Springfield Tire Fire Gawker Media.
Here are the bullet points:
- Sherman claims there’s been tension over Gawker’s direction for a while now, with Nick Denton wanting to tone the site down a bit.
- Leah Beckmann’s reportedly filling in for Max Read.
- “Two sources said [Denton] asked John Cook, executive editor for investigations, to fill in as acting editorial director,” says Sherman. “So far Cook hasn’t answered.”
Your quote of the day:
“This is Nick’s Reichstag fire,” Craggs, Gawker Media’s executive editor, told staffers. What he meant, a source told me, is that “this was the pretext by which he can Vox-ify Gawker.”