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 once called the “maw of [web content giant] Yahoo.”
Lisanti’s been recently writing for Mail.com site Movieline with his fellow former Defamer crew, and the loss will be palpable: this is one of the few people on this planet Nikki Finke actually likes. Yahoo’s tendency towards the tame likely won’t let him, say, write a full liveblog of him ordering The Human Centipede on-demand, but he’ll likely figure out how to have himself a decent time anyway. According to the press release, Lisanti’s going to be the deputy editor of Yahoo!’s entertainment blogs. According to a nice little goodbye post on Movieline, he starts next week. And in a post on his blog — entitled “Into the Maw” — he gives hail to highly-regarded Yahoo content overlord Jamie Mottram, who is apparently intent on becoming the Phil Jackson of Highly Adored Power Bloggers.