How The New York Times Has Described Gawker Media

From 'a blog publisher' with a 'growing list of popular Web logs'—'which includes Wonkette'—to 'a formidable blog brand'

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Presented without commentary, as none is required, and in chronological order, as that’s the narrative.

“a blog publisher” (5/18/03)

“[which] also publishes the gossip site Gawker” (11/17/03)

“which runs Web logs on culture and politics” (6/07/04)

“a small company that operates snarky Web logs on culture and politics” (6/07/04)

“the Internet publishing company behind gossipy media and political blogs like Gawker, Defamer and Wonkette” (10/04/04)

“which has nine blogs” (1/27/05)

“his […] network” (4/18/05)

“growing list of popular Web logs” (5/08/05)

“several high-traffic Web sites” (12/26/05)

“the expanding […] empire” (12/31/05)

“which includes Wonkette” (1/22/06)

“the running commentary on New York media” (1/30/06)

“blog publisher” (3/12/06)

“a blogging company” (7/10/06)

“which has a whole wide array of blogs that are run on a very actually old-school publishing” (7/26/06)

“whose site has posted embargoed pictures of vehicles from G.M.” (1/08/07)

“the collection of blogs that also includes the Consumerist” (2/03/07)

“the […] family” (6/14/07)

“the […] blog network” (10/30/07)

“which includes 13 other sites” (12/03/07)

“a formidable blog brand” (12/17/07)

“Online blogomerate” (1/02/08)

“a network of highly trafficked blogs” (5/25/08)

“a budding blog empire” (10/03/08)

“parent company” (11/13/08)

“a smaller scale with federated blogs” (8/17/09)

“one of the earliest and biggest blog networks” (9/14/09)

“the eight-year-old online publishing heavyweight founded by Nick Denton” (2/16/10)

“a prominent blog network” (4/01/10)

“Manhattan-based” (4/26/10)

“a popular and profitable network of Web sites covering technology, sports and celebrity” (5/16/10)

“the parent company of Jezebel and Gawker” (7/12/10)

“the blog empire” (10/24/10)

“Web behemoth” (10/25/10)

“parent company of popular sites like Gawker, Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Jezebel” (12/13/10)

“which include several blogs” (2/04/11)

“home to a collection of popular sites” (2/08/11)

“the popular blog based in New York” (7/25/11)

“the […] network” (4/30/12)

“blog network” (9/01/12)

“the hive of sites” (10/30/12)

“[one] of Buzzmedia’s main competitors” (3/25/13)

“the web news service” (1/28/14)

“former intern magnet” (2/16/14)

“the parent company of websites like Gawker and Deadspin” (4/15/15)

“the company that publishes websites like Gawker and Jezebel” (6/05/15)

“major web publication” (7/03/15)

“the portfolio of websites that was left leaderless after a tumultuous summer for the organization” (10/21/15)

“the site’s parent company” (11/18/15)

“a digital media company” (3/01/16)

“Publication that had previously trafficked in leaked nude photos” (3/21/16)

“Valleywag’s parent” (5/26/16)

“the irreverent company that pioneered the wry tone and take-no-prisoners approach that came to embody a certain style of web journalism” (6/11/16)

“the […] empire” (7/10/16)

“U.S. internet publisher” (8/10/16)

“an independent company” (8/15/16)

“a freewheeling collection of websites” (8/16/16)

“whose fierce independence afforded it an unsparing approach to web journalism that influenced news organizations across the internet and the wider media world” (8/16/16)

[hat tip to this tweet by Reyhan Harmanci for the idea.]

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How The New York Times Has Described Gawker Media