Even as it announces a move to a swanky uptown New York office, Gawker Media remains a work in progress, says founder Nick Denton — especially the somewhat balky commenting/blogging platform known as Kinja that was supposed to reinvent online media
Gawker wants to add more staff and boost its traffic so that it can try to catch up to its nemesis BuzzFeed, but its ambitious Kinja commenting and community-engagement platform is having some growing pains, according to editorial director Joel Johnson
Rumors have been swirling that Gawker founder Nick Denton has been talking to Henry Blodget about acquiring or merging with his site Business Insider, but Denton says in an IM conversation that that’s not entirely true
Many publishers have given up on reader comments, but Gawker founder Nick Denton says he not only finds them worthwhile, he sees them as one of the key factors in the network’s future growth.
Gawker reached its goal of raising $200,000 to purchase a video of a big city mayor smoking crack. Editor John Cook explained on Tuesday the reasons for the controversial campaign in which the fate of the video is still unknown.
Gawker has just taken checkbook journalism to a whole new level — asking the public to help buy a video tape that is likely to bring down the mayor of a major city.
Oprah Winfrey and sports site Deadspin had two of the year’s biggest stories this week and attracted millions of people to their websites. Too bad they didn’t have an ad plan in place.
Gawker Media has embarked on an ambitious international expansion plan, including the launch of a new partnership with the Times of India. The network also has a Spanish-language site and a series of Brazilian sites, and founder Nick Denton says China is next.
It was a rough weekend for the internet. While Friday’s problems with Amazon Web Services and other sites could be chalked up to some wicked thunderstorms, several sites went down Saturday for periods of time thanks to problems with the “leap second.”
Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton says he is making the network’s revamped discussion platform the centerpiece of a new advertising effort — hoping to convince brands that they should come and talk about their products and services in Gawker’s comment section instead of on Facebook.