Yesterday, we published a post called “Real-Life Kramer Breaks Door Instead of Delivering Unhinged Racist Rant.” Here is the editorial discussion, held in the gawker-editors Slack chat, that preceded it.
Today, Gawker Media filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint in U.S. District Court against the Department of State, seeking email correspondence between former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines and members of the news media.
This is a regularly updated list of Gawker Media editorial employees who have taken steps to send and receive encrypted communications, with links to their public PGP keys and fingerprints. They are all reachable via email, or via Google Talk chat using the email addresses listed below. Their OTR fingerprints—for the…
Heads up: At or around 11:00 a.m. today (Monday, March 2), we're re-merging the Gawker Newsfeed with the Gawker.com front page. The old Newsfeed URL will redirect to Gawker.com, and posts that were previously published or shared to Newsfeed will now be shared to the front page instead.
We've decided to kick off a new subkinja blog dedicated to the artwork we create here at Gawker Media. A lot of the content you'll find will be shared posts from around the network with images the art team has created, curated into one place. Occasionally, we'll post something else we just like. Maybe we'll post…
Just sent the following email to all of Gawker Media editorial:
I sent this email to the Gawker Politburo today after our seating chart was leaked to The Awl. Lots of the Jezebel writers were upset by this. I explained why.
Heads up to regular commenters: Sometime this week the Gawker Media tech team will give us a head start on following people for the new sections by migrating the main page's "follow list" to each sub-blog (with the exception of the Vane and Valleywag, which have well-defined communities and more closely moderating…
Having finally gotten fed up with that ancient (2010?) advertising video, I wrote a new masthead post/about page that will hopefully be useful to new readers or visitors looking for information.
In December, following the company's all-hands meeting, I sent an email to Nick Denton (Founder and CEO), Heather Dietrick (President), Scott Kidder (VP, Operations), Tommy Craggs (Executive Editor), and Lacey Donohue (Executive Managing Editor) about the responsibility the company has to diversity.
Hi there. We're trying something new out for the new year, which means Gawker's going to be publishing things a little differently. Let me explain.
I'm 24 hours late reporting this, but Gawker has a new deputy editor and a new features editor. Here's the memo I sent to staff yesterday; Capital New York wrote it up here.
Hi. I'm Adam Pash. I worked at Lifehacker for seven years, left two years ago, and have now returned to the amniotic embrace of Gawker Media (meaning Tommy owes Nick $50). And, thanks to the Great Editorial Restructuring of 2015, I'm heading up a new thing called Editorial Labs. The purpose of this
post story is to…
We wrote a lot of posts on Gawker.com this year. We also abandoned a lot. Here is a peek behind the curtain.
Sex, death, plastic surgery, cussing, and mozzarella sticks: These were Gawker's most popular posts this year*, by number of unique visitors as judged by Google Analytics.
As part of our end-of-year process, all Gawker Media site leads were asked to submit planning memos for the next year. In the interests of transparency, here's mine.
This year I pitched Max Read over 100 bad stories. From January 10 to Dec 17, I sent Max Read 122 emails. Here are highlights from the worst ones I sent all year.