Fux The Noise feat. Samantha Ronson Gawker Media Roof Deck Thursday, October 6 Better than: Doing ketamine by yourself, I'd guess. Standing on the Gawker Media roof deck, a bunch of pencil-necks swung drinks and stood around, cold. Signs had been hung, reminding "Fux The Noise" silent disco attend ... More >>
Longshot Magazine, the insane attempt to put together a glossy magazine from start to finish in 48 hours over a single weekend (undertaken, obviously, by masochists who don't spend their weeks the same way we do), just announced the theme for their new issue: debt. Per their email a few minu ... More >>
In the age of publishing directly to the Internet, often with little or no editing, sometimes embarrassing things end up underneath the logo of otherwise legitimate news organizations. Though where the Washington Times fits on the legitimacy scale is arguable (see: Sun Myung Moon), a post on ... More >>
Sports Guy SimmonsThe warring of rich white men behind the scenes at magazine companies can be as dull as it sounds or, as in the case of Jack Griffin's firing from Time Inc. at the hands of Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, it can be amusing, provided the powerful people are pissy and willing to ... More >>
Eliza Kruger, once anonymousWhen Gawker took down New York GOP representative Christopher Lee of the 26th district, they did so based on the emails of an anonymous woman who made a Craigslist posting. In it, the woman begged, "Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?" In respo ... More >>
As a blogger working on a blog -- blogging, really -- it only feels appropriate to devote today's media column, Press Clips, to "The End of Blogging" in this week's New York Observer. In the provocative, narrow and winding feature, the Observer sets out to prove -- well, what, really? The "nu ... More >>
Thomas Plunkett, Gawker Media's chief technology officer, announced yesterday in a staff memo that the company will be launching "a public Gawker Tech & Product blog," which he called "a long time coming." Slated for early next week, the new blog "will communicate product information as well ... More >>
Over the weekend, Gawker Media was hacked by a group calling themselves Gnosis. Chaos ensued, with a battle for control over the site playing out as Gawker techs took down the Gnosis post and Gnosis replaced it. Gawker seems to have won in that battle -- sort of. As of this morning, there hav ... More >>
via Gawker.com/Denton Gawker Media seems to be back to normal for the moment (Lady Gaga IS still on the lookout for that unruly disco stick), minus the bar at the top of the homepage that says "Important: Gawker Commenting Accounts Compromised, Change Your Passwords. (more info)" and a post e ... More >>
Yesterday, we cataloged a series of strange tweets from Gawker Media' tech site Gizmodo, claiming to be from the amorphous, loosely 4chan-affiliated hacker group Anonymous. In the messages, the hacker claimed to have stolen 1.5 million email addresses and passwords from three Gawker Media sit ... More >>
A group calling themselves Gnosis have posted a torrent, which they claim includes all of Gawker Media's source code, along with the previously threatened list of commenter names, email addresses and passwords on The Pirate Bay. The torrent of information currently has zero "seeders," making ... More >>
At 3:29 p.m. on Saturday, Gawker posted a one-line link to President Obama calling WikiLeaks "deplorable." Minutes later, someone purporting to be from the 4chan-affiliated hacker group Anonymous started tweeting from the Twitter account of Gawker Media's tech site Gizmodo, claiming to have s ... More >>
For my second-to-last Press Clips, Day 27, we have a very, very special treat. Every year, many of the New York-based media companies who produce a large portion of American media that is consumed across the country gather after months of conspiring...to get shitface drunk. Behold:
Previously, on Lost: we revealed the names of a bunch of people who fate landed in the News Corp. building to go work on Rupert Murdoch's Dharma Initiative, a daily newspaper for the iPad called The Daily. Now we know who some of The Others are. Press Clips, Day 25, The News Corp Daily iPad Kill ... More >>
Chris Batty, via Facebook. Not Business Insider.Sales, right? Normally, the Mamet-esque figures of the media world wouldn't get the time of day on this here blog, because all they do is get in the way of us writing things about their clients (when they're not, you know, subsidizing our jobs). ... More >>
HarperCollins is suing Gawker Media for publishing excerpts of Sarah Palin's new autobiography, America by Heart, before its release date. On Thursday, Palin tweeted: "The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?" Gawker's respons ... More >>
Remember, remember, the 15th of November. The world of media gigs spins, and with it, our heads. How are New York Magazine, Mediaite, Business Insider, CNN, and Gawker Media intricately tied together today? If you get motion sickness easily, well, you probably shouldn't be reading this on a m ... More >>
VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is sti ... More >>
Doree Shafrir -- who was responsible for, among other things, being one-half of the author of the blog-to-book phenomenon that was Postcards from Yo Momma and being responsible for the "Hipster Grifter" story during her tenure at the New York Observer in addition to being among the few to sur ... More >>
The New York Observer news can't stop, won't stop. The New York Times and David Carr discover The Joy of Cock-ing. The Daily Beast/Newsweek honeymoon is over before it starts. Vogue strikes a nerdy pose. Press Clips, Day 13, Happy Monday Hour edition,, right here.
It is no longer hailing, but it's supposed to be freezing outside. Inside, I have a fan blowing on my face. It's Tuesday. Press Clips, Day 12, Late Edition, right here:
Well, last night, The New Yorker dropped their long-anticipated (at least by us) profile of Gawker Media publisher Nick Denton. We did the quotability run-down, but: how're the reactions? And what did Denton himself think?
Well, since it's now hailing outside, I'm stuck inside the office until it lets up just enough for me to run from our office to the Astor Place 6 using my emergency Umbrella Mafia-umbrella without getting completely drenched. Might as well do this thing. Press Clips, Day 11, Late "Hailpocolyp ... More >>
The local internet's most anticipated New Yorker article for the week of October 18, 2010, is set for release online whenever the interns finish formatting it for the web. We told you last Friday that Ben McGrath's profile of Gawker Media boss Nick Denton was coming soon and an online press r ... More >>
As we told you would happen last night, Gawker Media sports site Deadspin.com has published what they suggest (through careful wording) aren't-officially-but-of-course-they-are photographs of former New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre's penis, which he sent to Jets sideline reporter Jenn St ... More >>
This last August, there was much noise to be made over Gawker Media's sports site, Deadspin, and a scoop they ran under the headline 'Brett Favre Once Sent Me Cock Shots': Not A Love Story. The shots were never released, but it looks like that's about to change.
Andrew Golis of Yahoo just posted a job opening noting that John Cook is going back to Gawker! Doesn't this sound familiar?
Goodbye to all that. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week one of our team successfully transitioned into the "expert" phase of her juggalo fascination, the rest of us just kind of got silly. Hence: the top ten songs named "Fuck You" or the immediate equivalent; Jay-Z's ten most shameful rock and r ... More >>
Looks like the rumored Conan O'Brien Tumblr is now live. The "old media" has now "done been" officially "shown up." He writes of his new show: "As you can see, we still have a bit of work to do...." While we're at it, we might as well air out a Tumblr rumor we've heard from, like, four differ ... More >>
It's raining, it's pouring, better Late Monday edition of Press Clips than never, right here:
Incidentally, this guy is owed money by BlackBook, too. Probably.It's been an interesting week or two for freelance writers! Our editor-in-chief, Tony Ortega, dished some excellent advice on how not to pitch him! Meanwhile, writer Richard Morgan wrote for The Awl about what it's been like to ... More >>
After a long hiatus, the column that cost this company a cool mil in advertising has returned! BlogBeat is back, and this week, we're coming out swinging. The New Yorker's working on a forthcoming profile of Gawker Media owner Nick Denton; Guest of a Guest has some disclosure indiscretions; a ... More >>
In today's New York Times Media & Advertising section is an article about blogger burnout. Like many things that get written in the New York Times about bloggers that isn't written by David Carr or Brian Stelter, it sadly merits a blog post making fun of how (A) Insipid and bush-league it i ... More >>
For a while, infamous Manhattan media gossip site Gawker was synonymous with Gawker Stalker: A trademark real-time map of bitchy celebrity sightings reported to the site. Now, it's been relegated to a sad little tag, as they've grown up to doing the stalking and sourcing the stalkers in-house the ... More >>
Mark Lisanti--the highly-revered-by-other-bloggers blogger who was the original Defamer.com editor and helped make Gawker Media's name on the West Coast--is now going to be joining his fellow Gawker Media alumni John Cook and Brett "Cajun Boy" Dykes at what Gawker Media publish Nick Denton on ... More >>
Via Engadget.Click to enlarge.Remember that time Gawker Media gadget blog Gizmodo got their hands on an iPhone prototype, and it caused a big deal and mess and all kinds of fun trouble? Well, Apple had their big WWDC conference -- where they reveal all the new fun toys they have that you're g ... More >>
Anna Holmes just announced on Jezebel.com -- the Gawker Media "ladyblog" she launched as editor three years ago -- that she'll be leaving the site at the end of the month.
According to an internal company memo, Gawker Media had a record month in April! And all it took was maybe some potentially irreversible psychological damage to an Apple employee!
Pictured right, Gizmodo editor Jason Chen.New York City-based blog network Gawker Media has a tech site, Gizmodo. Recently, Gizmodo writer Jason Chen got his hands on an iPhone prototype that the company admitted to paying for. Now, California police have raided Chen's house, and they took a ... More >>
Pictured, left to right: an Apple prototype iPhone, and Gawker Media owner Nick Denton covered in pie.Maybe you heard, but yesterday, Gawker Media's gadget site Gizmodo published quite a story. It might be short of hyperbole to note their "get" of a new iPhone prototype as one of the biggest ... More >>
Rarely do conspiracy theorists -- especially those of the media-industrial-complex paranoia persuasion -- get the validation they've been seeking for most of their adult lives. I knew this day would come. And now, it's here.
Yes, folks, I've been totally found out! Gawker.com just uncovered the fact that I'm gay! They posted a sighting whereby I was spotted scouring the recesses of a porn store--the kind of place where there are, you know, men in there. Oh, no! I had worked so hard to conceal that part of me. For years, ... More >>
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