This morning, The Awl announced that Matt Buchanan and John Herrman will take over running the site, which will, after five years in “public beta,” finally get a redesign.
Last week, Pacific Standard’s digital director Nick Jackson announced on Facebook and Twitter that he was starting a new website that would “be a place for inside-baseball coverage of the media industry and serve as a home for resources for both aspiring and professional journalists.”
Mr. Jackson actually came up with the idea for The Feature Well back in 2011 when he was covering technology as an associate editor at The Atlantic. Read More
Out of respect for the victims of the midnight-movie shooting in Aurora, Colorado, Warner Bros. delayed reporting of its box office numbers until after the weekend so as to avoid celebration in the wake of a tragedy. But Nikki Finke of Deadline had the scoop all weekend! In a post updated 14 times Read More
Jay-Z’s lifestyle site, Life and Times, launched this week with surprisingly little fanfare–though if Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Goop” newsletter (the only other current example that leaps to mind of a top-tier star curating content in such a way, though Kanye West’s UniverseCity) is any indication, such things tend to catch fire over time. Perhaps Read More
Still missing the old Gawker? With the fun and simple blog-style navigation (just scroll down!) and the prominent bylines and adorable little hit-counters blazing away on the right-hand side?
It was a bit weird, but it worked. In fact, it was really starting to grow on us just around the time Gawker Media honcho Nick Read More