Life After Gawker
Looks like former Gawker editor in chief A.J. Daulerio has figured out his next step. Mr. Daulerio, who announced his departure from the site in early January, will spend the next three months consulting for BuzzMedia, Fishbowl LA reports.
L.A.-based BuzzMedia, which owns Spin magazine (and announced that they would stop printing back in December) and more than 40 pop-culture websites, recently confirmed that they laid off 20 percent of their 250 person staff.
Aggregator extraordinaire Matt Drudge briefly linked to Gawker’s story that alleged ABC’s Robin Roberts “wasn’t enthusiastic” about landing her big gay marriage interview with President Obama because she was worried it would call attention to the “near-open secret that Roberts is a lesbian” this afternoon and the site took the opportunity to taunt him with an update.
“Internet behemoth Matt Drudge, who has just directed his readers to this post, is also commonly understood to be gay,” the update said.
Late last night Gawker editor in chief A.J. Daulerio announced on Twitter that Rich Juzwiak will join the blogging team on Monday.
“More additions…soon,” he added.
Mr. Juzwiak currently writes for the arts section of The Daily, but even iPad have-nots are well-acquainted with the one-time Toddlers in Tiaras Read More
The Observer has just learned that Gawker blogger Seth Abramovitch was dismissed after a post that invoked a racial slur many considered to be in generally poor taste. Gawker.com editor A.J. Daulerio has confirmed: “Yes, he was fired.”
On Monday, Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio unrolled a fairly epic foray into the world of stunt journalism: an attempt to re-create Major League pitcher Dock Ellis’ infamous no-hitter of June 12, 1970 against the San Diego Padres, pitched while tripping on LSD. He did so by taking LSD.