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Gawker was irresponsible, but the precedent Peter Thiel is setting is dangerous - Vox
on.recode.net/1X9iL3U - Denton's letter is a direct response to Thiel's recent New York Times interview in which he proudly took credit for stealth funding various lawsuits against Gawker, with the explicit purpose of bringing down the digital publisher. //&! https://twitter.com/Jason/status/736598373793292289 - 1/What an ugly mess @nicknotned v @peterthiel is, forcing us to pick between the freedom of the press & the freedom to live a private life. //&! Gawker's homophobic, years-long crusade to out James Franco: http://thebea.st/1MgPI8c //&! New York Times Is Very Concerned About Billionaire Media Investors—But Not Their Billionaire Investor - bit.ly/1THwEQf
journalism  journalismus  journalist  Super  Rich  plutocracy  oligarchy  free  speech  freedom  of  press  Peter  Thiel  Gawker  Gawker  Media  Tabloid  Privacy  NYT  NYTimes  conflict  of  interest 
may 2016 by asterisk2a
Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic
[lots more competition for people's attention] The trouble, the publishers say, is twofold. The web advertising business, always unpredictable, became more treacherous. And website traffic plateaued at many large sites, in some cases falling — a new and troubling experience after a decade of exuberant growth. Online publishers have faced numerous financial challenges in recent years, including automated advertising and ad-blocking tools. But now, there is a realization that something more profound has happened: The transition from an Internet of websites to an Internet of mobile apps and social platforms, and Facebook in particular, is no longer coming — it is here. [...] “How do I monetize [content]?” he asked. “Still not clear.” //&! bit.ly/1Sxbrdu - if buzzfeed is hurting, everyone else is screwed. //&! nyti.ms/1WzYfHE
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Snapchat Murders Facebook - YouTube
'nobody has figured out a video on phone/mobile' / Snapchat / Snapchat Stories (user generated content) / Discover (content from multimedia companies/newspapers)
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Ex-Sony head Amy Pascal discusses 'horrible' cyber attack
Brown said this might be hard to do given how vulnerable Hollywood stars can be. Pascal replied sarcastically: "They're bottomless pits of need. You've never seen anything like it."
Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  Gossip  Gawker  Celebrity  of  You  culture  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Nick Denton steps down as Gawker president, names seven-person managing board | Capital New York
Gawker founder Nick Denton has stepped down as the company’s president and named a seven-person managing board in his stead, Capital New York reports. Denton will remain on as the company’s chief executive even as he “[scales] back his day-to-day involvement in running the company.” [Source: Capital New York]
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
» Gawker adds an executive editor and group managing editor, prepares for an ‘intense’ 2015 JIMROMENESKO.COM
Shakeup at Gawker Media Editorial director Joel Johnson told staffers yesterday they'd receive an email from Gawker honcho Nick Denton "stating that he had been fired," Peter Sterne reports. Denton still envisions a product role for Johnson at the company and will create an executive editor and a group managing editor position. "We hear that Deadspin editor Tommy Craggs is the leading internal candidate" for exec editor. (Capital - http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/12/8557674/joel-johnson-out-editor-gawker-management-shake) | Denton's memo: "Hard to imagine, but 2015 is going to be even more intense than this year." (Jim Romenesko)
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, and the Spectacle of Mental Illness | Let's Queer Things Up!
[making money on the cost of other people ] // "People with co-occurring bipolar and schizophrenia have one of the highest suicide attempt rates of any group. 70.6% of these individuals will attempt suicide in their lifetime. You would think this would frighten us, and that we would be offering Bynes compassion on the mere basis that what she may be facing is, without a doubt, deadly. Yet the vast majority of press and articles surrounding Bynes’ mental state seems to ignore the stark reality of her struggle, and instead, opt to mock her erratic and unusual behavior. Rather than recognizing that she may have an illness, they have turned mental illness into a spectacle to watch, enjoy, and ridicule. [...] If no one has explained this to you, let me be the first to say that it is morally repugnant that we, as a society, are mocking mentally ill people. [...] It’s all fun and games until someone dies, as was the case with Robin Williams. [&too LGBTQIA << hate speech & crime]
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Men Blaming Jennifer Lawrence & Kate Upon for Nude Pics Leak, Hate NSA Spying - YouTube
http://techcrunch.com/video/samsung-gear-icloud-hacks-and-sarah-goes-to-burning-man/518402327/ - "Samsung Gear, iCloud Hacks And Sarah Goes To Burning Man - September 5, 2014" +++ !!! >>> http://betabeat.com/2014/09/spare-us-the-sanctimony-the-gross-hypocrisy-of-online-media-in-the-nude-photo-leak/ >> via http://www.reddit.com/r/TrueReddit/comments/2ffxoj/spare_us_the_sanctimony_the_gross_hypocrisy_of/ "No one complained about the release of Pam Anderson's wedding sex tape. No one complained about the relase of Scarlett Johansson's pics. People mocked Anthony Weiner, people mocked Hulk Hogan. I mean honestly, mocking? You are not offended for them? You are not hurt, you are really honestly mocking them? But if it suddenly happens to some one you happen to like then its awful and horrible and no good." +++ WORLD NEEDS MORE FEMALE HACKERS - youtu.be/UrsJHB8C36Q +++ wrd.cm/1q8LJiP +++ bit.ly/1wcMZSB +++ !!! bit.ly/1xqBDPb !!!
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Gawker is being sued for trying to scam its own legal insurers (Here are the court docs) | PandoDaily
Gawker is being sued for a litany of claims including invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress, but not libel.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Why AOL Should Not Have Bought Huffington Post And Patch - Forbes
AOL's media business not profitable ie Huffpost and Patch not profitable. ... Q can large scale internet only media units not be profitable? - Is that a law? like gravity? Why is gawker profitable, because it doesn't have the excess, overhead and perks AOL's media unit got. << lots of execs, vp's, directors, lots of reporting that isn't really work, vertical structure - hierarchy. || Gawker Media is a Cayman Islands-incorporated online media company and blog - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gawker_Media "In 2009, the corporation was estimated to be worth $300 million, with $60 million in advertising revenues and more than $30 million in operating profit.[3]" || >> Lesson - don't build overhead, stuff that is not doing actual work for the business to turn a operational profit. || http://bit.ly/1q1BQ4G + http://bit.ly/1i29pU0 + http://read.bi/1lqvmg9 + http://bit.ly/1pyGZ6j + http://bit.ly/1kWGL6i ||
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Why I’m Bullish on the News - POLITICO Magazine
Go maximum mass or maximum specific. [...] News organizations are also going to have to mix and match revenue models. I see eight obvious ones: advertising, subscriptions, premium content, events, cross-media promotion, crowdfunding, micropayments and philanthropy. [...] Today, this same science culture, this civilization of engineers and math, is again on the rise. And to many, it feels like it’s running away with the future. [...] The point is that, for people who aren’t deep into math and science and technology, it is going to get far harder to understand the world going forward. || + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/1-destroy-the-village-2-save-it-105923.html + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/lords-of-the-viral-internet-105905.html + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/brauchli-keller-interview-the-new-york-times-is-not-going-to-turn-into-buzzfeed-105900.html
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Gawker's March Editorial Review Memo: Essentially 'Stop Writing Shitty Headlines.' Also "MOAR SEX CRIMES PLZKTHX" - New York News - Runnin' Scared
The stories that hit the Big Board in the office are usually pretty
well packaged; but there are still so many that could make it and
don't because the headline is too bloggy, too insidery, too clever,
too complicated or too opaque.

It's tragic: a few minutes of thought about the headline and a bit of
maturity could save that story you just sweated over.
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april 2010 by asterisk2a

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