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 >>
On August 5, we started a countdown that will give credit -- or blame -- to the people who have contributed most to the sad current state of Scientology. From its greatest expansion in the 1980s, the church is a shell of what it once was and is mired in countless controversies around the worl ... More >>
James O'Keefe, the same Republican operative/twerp/'investigative journalist' behind such secret stings as the undercover ACORN videos (yeah, the pimp costume guy) and the attempted tapping of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's phones went at it again today with a new video project. This time, O'Ke ... More >>
Founding Gawker editor Elizabeth Spiers will replace Kyle Pope as editor-in-chief of the New York Observer, the paper announced today on their website. Pope, formerly of Portfolio, took over in November 2009 after interim editor Tom McGeveran quit. McGeveran replaced longtime Observer editor ... More >>
This really felt like a breakout year at the Voice, with our big NYPD investigative series, the Runnin' Scared, Sound of the City, and Fork in the Road blogs blowing up, and, um, you know, we're still in print and stuff. Can you guess which Voice story made the biggest splash this year? Befo ... 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 >>
At 12PM today at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute -- less than a block away from the Village Voice offices -- a panel discussion sponsored by I Want Media convened to discuss their 9th Media Person of the Year award. The panel -- featuring the New York Times' David Carr, Mediaite's ... 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 >>
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 >>
After weeks of teasing, we told you earlier that The New Yorker's Nick Denton profile was on its way, in print within the October 18th issue, and likely online this Sunday night. As of 6 p.m. there's still no sign of it on the internet, but how about a little preview? Come inside for a few on ... 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.
Earlier this week, after New York magazine published a profile of Gawker Media owner/blog kingpin Nick Denton in their "Who Runs New York?" issue, it was asked by the New York Observer's Nate Freeman: "Did New York Scoop The New Yorker with its Nick Denton Profile?" Freeman noted of the forth ... More >>
Channeling Foster, who identified Bros Icing Bros as Your Latest Internet Meme way back in May and then chronicled it through its multi-layered existential crisis of a life and maybe-or-maybe-not demise: Have you heard tell of the "game" in which men of a certain age -- the type prone to exce ... More >>
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
It's raining, it's pouring, better Late Monday edition of Press Clips than never, right here:
Okay, second day of Press Clips. All killer, no filler. Here we go.
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 >>
It's Summer, and as we all know, many businesses get slow in the summer. Media is one of these businesses, and in media, you have to diversify in order to stay afloat, or something. It's bad enough you have to concern yourself with the terrible fate of blogger burnout in this heat! But making ... 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 >>
If you don't know what Bros Icing Bros is, well, the short version is that it's a drinking game involving "Bros" and Smirnoff Ice. Neither of which I'm willing to venture that Gawker Media publisher Nick Denton has ever had any kind of significant encounter with. Until now.
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 >>
Two major New York media moves to report today: Gawker has filled a recently widened gap for political blogging and reporting, while True/Slant - the little network that could -- was purchased in an M & A deal that met expectations in more ways than one.
Do you know what a TechCrunch is? No? Well then: it's a site run by a guy out of San Fransisco for San Fransisco tech geeks, and unless you work for FourSquare or you're a venture capitalist with a few hundred thousand to peel off, don't worry too much about it. All you need to know is that T ... More >>
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!
It's Monday morning. Here's what you should know: • Stephen Hawking warns us not to become friends with aliens, because "they very likely wouldn't be the cuddly, ET types we hope for." Noted.
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 >>
Here's our Tuesday night crime roundup (complete with celebs, pimps, and Gambinos, for all of you who can't wait for your Us Weekly): Michael Douglas' son Cameron was sentenced to five years in prison for dealing meth and coke. Prior to the sentencing, Douglas composed a handwritten letter ... More >>
"Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade," noted a young Notorious B.I.G. on his way to the top of the rap game, before he was brutally murdered in the climax of a rap war that left both him and his west coast equivalent, Tupac Shakur, dead. Hopefully that won't happen in this case! As ... More >>
Why's it so much fun to read Gawker Media internal memos? Because (1) I don't work there any more so I don't have to sit here and project the fact that Nick Denton is talking about my shitty work *crawls under desk, cries in fetal position, frantically leaves five voice mails that get progres ... More >>
Another Monday, another BlogBeat column. Hopefully, unlike last week's column, this one won't cost us $20,000 a year in advertising money. A former employment situation with Nick Denton and Gawker is assessed, the face behind Newsweek's newest weapon talks, and new hires emerge at the Paris R ... 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.
Gawker Media owner Nick Denton Tweeted earlier this evening, asking if the rumors he'd heard about Business Insider editor John Carney's firing were true. Well, Nick, here's your answer: John Carney, managing editor of financial news and gossip vertical Clusterstock at Business Insider, was l ... More >>
Snarly mainstream media hater, mainstream media pundit Andrew Breitbart - the guy formerly known Matt Drudge's waterboy - has been making quite the ruckus lately! Most recently, he yelled at people who yelled at him at the conservative power powwow CPAC, because - obviously - political think ... More >>
Gawker weekend editor and BlackBook associate editor Foster Kamer just broke the news on his Twitter... On March 1, he joins Roy Edroso and the rest of the Village Voice staff here at Runnin' Scared. Silicon Alley Insider, this is your cue to report this as yet more proof that Nick Denton is ... More >>
The last Chico mural for New York. Thanks, EV Grieve. What a week. Everyone was pissed at us. Williamsburgers didn't appreciate being called dorks for trying to silence ice cream trucks. Horace Mann students got mad when we suggested they were faking swine flu to get out of school. Allison Benedi ... More >>
Ian Spiegelman is a former Page Six contributor who spent some time as Gawker's weekend blurb jockey.This morning, he left some interesting advice for his replacement. In the comments section of an otherwise harmless entry about (naturally) a piece in the New York Times, Spiegelman let loose with so ... More >>
First, let me say that I love Mark Ebner. He's the dude who punked Scientology by walking into its Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles pretending to be a German rock and roll guitarist. He pulled off the stunt beautifully, resulting in a Spy Magazine article that, for my money, is still the best, most h ... More >>
Fashion Week proves wearing, even to us model citizens
NYC celebs take over Fontana's, Annex, Slipper Room, Corner Billiards
Your blog's greatnice dirt on Graydon Carter!but can it buy me a beer?