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'

Positive affirmations.

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.]

Rick Paulas has written many things, some serious, plenty not, for plenty of places. Like, say: The Awl, VICE, Pacific Standard, KCET, SB Nation Longform, The Morning News,McSweeney’s, Wired, and a whole slew of others. More than once, he wrangled a publication to basically pay him to eat a bunch of hot dogs at Dodger StadiumHe tweets here and blogs here. He also edits the horror anthology The Palmer Hotel. He lives in Berkeley and is a White Sox fan. He talks to his mother pretty consistently about the Chicago Bears.

How The New York Times Has Described Gawker Media