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You know how the best story angles often spring from that thought you have on reading an article or watching a show – that thought…
You could argue that as web audiences have grown larger and advertisers have demanded scale, the web has dumbed down – like the mainstream media…
I’ve never really understood people who climb socially by sucking up. It seems like the least efficient way to climb, and also the most psychologically…
Three-quarters of our sites – Kotaku, Gawker, Jezebel, Deadspin, Gizmodo, Lifehacker – are led by editors who built their careers within Gawker Media. That’s the…
I think straight couples have a schedule: You’re together for two years and then there’s the ‘where is this going?’ question, which wouldn’t necessarily be…
I think people are sort of waking up to it now, how probably the biggest change in Internet media isn’t the immediacy of it, or…
I have to come to terms with the paternalism of American business. Companies are expected to take on so many social responsibilities which are the…
I regret the stories we didn’t do – the stories that we knew about and talked about but didn’t have all of, so didn’t publish.…
Henry Blodget does occasionally have a new idea. If you’re making a point about aggregation or the emptiness of modern journalism, he’s far from the…
As a print journalist, if you hear a rumour you try to stand it up and if you can’t, the story dies. With a blog…
It’s no wonder that new ventures such as The Daily look first to Gawker Media when staffing up. We should not wait for a poaching…
It irritates me that everybody concentrates on Gawker, because it’s just one of 15 sites and it doesn’t even get the most traffic. It’s a…
While I love the medium, I’ve always been skeptical about the value of blogs as businesses.
Web media needs to move to TV metaphor – with full-screen imagery and other content interrupted with full-screen ads.
The most interesting comments, they don’t come from people with Klout scores. They don’t come from people with a history on our sites.
That’s always been my test for what makes a story: is this something journalists would gossip with each other about?
Superior writers, videographers and other content makers want to work with their own kind and for their own kind.
Relentless and cynical traffic-trawling is bad for the soul.
Personally, as a print journalist, I always found the most interesting stories to be the ones hacks talked about in the bar after work.
Jonah Peretti is one of the smartest web publishers out there. And Buzzfeed is an aggressive and dynamic company.
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