Gawker Media

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How the rivalry between Gawker and BuzzFeed drove a social media boom – and bust
Ben Smith was BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief when it was at its peak. He explains how the groundbreaking site and its rivals changed the media – and sowed the seeds for their own demise

Tim Adams

07, May, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Traffic review: Ben Smith on Bannon, BuzzFeed and where it all went wrong
Now a co-founder of Semafor, formerly of Politico, BuzzFeed and the New York Times, the author expertly pulls readers in

Lloyd Green

29, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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WeWork mugs for $500: 10 of the strangest merch items from companies that crashed
FTX fortune cookies and Theranos gift cards offer souvenirs from recent business disasters

Alaina Demopoulos and Sam Wolfson

29, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Digested week: Alec Baldwin on gun control? Silence would be preferable | Emma Brockes
Plus Gawker and the end (again) of an era, and Eva Green’s WhatsApp mishaps

Emma Brockes

03, Feb, 2023 @11:37 PM

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Gawker makes a comeback six years after it was sued into closure
A new version of the website, quietly launched a year ago under new owners, is attracting interest and readers again

Edward Helmore

25, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The rise and fall of Deadspin: how ‘jerks in Brooklyn’ changed sports journalism
Deadspin blew up the tropes and traditions of old-school media, changing the industry by challenging the accepted narrative

Noah Frank

22, Jul, 2022 @3:30 AM

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Gawker set to return again – but can it recapture ‘the old anarchic spirit’?
Bustle Digital Group, which bought Gawker in 2018, is to bring back the website with Leah Finnegan as editor. Will it work?

Edward Helmore

17, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Out in the wild: how Ken Layne created an alternative to clickbait in the desert
The Desert Oracle, the former Wonkette owner’s pocket-sized magazine, has proven a cult hit while refusing to establish an online presence

Dominic Rushe

07, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The Hulk Hogan sex tape case is over – but its damaging legacy lives on | Arwa Mahdawi
The sleazy saga involving the former pro wrestler drove the media empire Gawker to bankruptcy – and dealt free speech a worrying blow, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

25, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Clickhole satirical news site bought by Cards Against Humanity
Firm behind lewd party game and imaginative stunts acquires site famed for Buzzfeed parodies

Alex Hern

04, Feb, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Australian who helped Peter Thiel bankrupt Gawker sues ex-business partner
Aron D’Souza, known for involvement in Hulk Hogan defamation case, seeks $2m in legal action

Ben Butler

24, Jan, 2020 @6:16 AM

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Power, precarity and white-hot anger: what I learned in a decade in journalism | Hamilton Nolan
You won’t make much money, your best stories will be forgotten, and you’ll be doomed to constant disappointment and despair. I recommend it highly

Hamilton Nolan

02, Jan, 2020 @10:35 AM

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