Richard Lawson, Gawker’s entertainment writer and TV recapper extraordinaire, has taken his leave of Nick Denton‘s media conglomerate for the second time in the past two years. He will be joining another Gawker ex-pat, former editor in chief Gabriel Snyder at The Atlantic Wire, where Mr. Lawson will be a senior writer for entertainment and culture.
David Carr marvels at the maddeningly low-brow, mystically formulaic craft of writing headlines for the web in his column today.
Mr. Carr presents an example from The Huffington Post — “Obama Rejects Rush Limbaugh Golf Match: Rush ‘Can Play With Himself’” — to show what best practice has to offer in Read More
“Ah, this is going to be fun,” posted Nick Denton when Cityfile went live in 2008.
Among the information contained in the site’s 2,000-plus profiles: the Gawker czar’s own middle name—“Guido.”
He was duly impressed. And he seems not to have forgotten.
Cityfile went from fun Web diversion to serious Read More
Nick Denton has fired Gawker editor in chief Gabriel Snyder and acquired Cityfile, along with Cityfile founder Remy Stern.
The Awl has two in-house memos heralding the changes, which apparently went out one minute apart.
In Denton’s announcement of the Cityfile purchase, he writes:
The company is making its Read More
John Cook, the longtime Radar contributor and the crackerjack TV reporter for the Chicago Tribune, is heading to Gawker. His first day is Monday.
He’ll be covering covering a variety of things: his old beat in television; he’ll respond to the day’s news when he’s got something to say; and he’ll be digging Read More
"I feel a little tired and burnt out," said Alex Pareene, a Gawker editor, this morning.
Mr. Pareene is going part-time for Gawker, which means he’ll be working a few days out of the week for the Web site and the rest of the time working on "other projects," he sad.
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And starting this week, Gawker writers will have to start weekends.
Gawker.com‘s managing editor Gabriel Snyder wrote in a note to his staff that each writer would be required to edit the Web site on Saturdays and Sundays , on a rotational basis. "This person will be responsible for posting beginning at 10am Read More
Michael Wolff invited fifty people from News Corp to his book party last night celebrating his biography of Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, at Milk Studios in West Chelsea, but none of them showed.
"None of them RSVP’d, none of them said yes or no," he said last night, while speaking Read More
"I basically started Radar because I didn’t want to work at any other magazine," said Maer Roshan, the editor of the recently folded magazine. "And after six years, all of it came down to this."
Mr. Roshan was surveying his party, the night before Halloween, which had become a kind of Night of the Living Read More
And here’s the news that’ll boomerang all over the Web logs today.
As has been speculated, Gabriel Snyder, most recently of W and formerly of The Observer, will be replacing Nick Denton as Gawker‘s managing editor.
Gawker is also letting go 19 employees. We also hear that Moe Tkacik, Read More